Four killed in California football party shooting

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Police work at the scene of a shooting, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in southeast Fresno, Calif. Multiple people were shot and at least four of them were killed Sunday at a party in Fresno when suspects sneaked into the backyard and fired into the crowd, police said. (Larry Valenzuela/The Fresno Bee via AP)

California: Four people were killed and six others injured when unknown suspects opened fire on people at a party being held in a backyard of a house in central California.

The shooting took place at about 6pm (local time) on the Fresnos southeast side, where people were gathered to watch a football game, Fresno Police Lt. Bill Dooley said.

Deputy Chief Michael Reid told the Fresno Bee and the KSEE/KGPE TV stations that a total of 10 people were shot, with three found dead in the backyard. A fourth person died at the hospital. Six others are expected to survive and are recovering at the hospital.

All the victims were Asian men ranging from ages 25 to 35, Reid said.

What we do know is that this was a gathering, a family and friend gathering in the backyard, Dooley said. Everyone was watching football this evening when unknown suspects approached the residence, snuck into the backyard and opened fire.

Courtesy: AP