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Football watch party shooting in Fresno, California: what we know

At least four people were killed, and at least six wounded, police said.

Emergency vehicles with their sirens flashing are clustered behind yellow police tape.
Police and fire department vehicles at the scene of a shooting in Fresno, California.
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Sean Collins is a news editor with Vox’s politics and policy team. He’s helped cover elections, Congress, and both the Biden and Trump administrations. Previously, Sean was Vox’s weekend editor.

A shooting in Fresno, California, on Sunday night has left at least four people dead and six people wounded.

It occurred at a football watch party. The suspect has not been publicly identified and remains at large.

The shooting marks the third mass shooting to take place in California in the past week; the first was a shooting at a high school in Santa Clarita and the second, a family shooting in San Diego. It is the 370th mass shooting in the US in 2019.

This story is still developing; here is what we know — and what we don’t — so far:

What we know

  • Just before 8 pm local time, an unknown gunman entered a football watch party through the backyard of a Fresno home. “Everyone was watching football this evening when unknown suspects approached the residence, snuck into the backyard and opened fire,” Lt. Bill Dooley, a spokesman for the Fresno Police Department said.
  • Three men were shot and killed on the scene; one man succumbed to his injuries after being taken to the hospital. Police have described all four as Asian men between the ages of 25 and 35.
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  • 10 people were shot in total. Of the wounded, Dooley said, “Some are listed in critical condition; some are listed in critical but stable condition.”
  • Police are investigating the shooting by canvassing the neighborhood and searching for security footage. They have not released a description of the shooter.

What we don’t know

  • The identity of the shooter
  • The identities of the victims
  • The type of weapon used in the attack
  • The shooter’s motive

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