Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Two Die In Old Sacramento New Years Eve Gunfight




SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police arrested a suspect in connection with a New Year’s Eve shooting at a bar in the Old Sacramento area that killed two people.
Authorities say the 22-year-old was among three people wounded Monday evening.  His injuries and those to a security guard and a woman are not life threatening.
Police say it started as an argument inside the bar and escalated. When an employee tried to break it up, he was shot, as were the woman and another man.
That man and the employee died at the scene.

An armed security guard near a side door exchanged gunfire with the suspect, and both sustained wounds that were not life-threatening, police said.
Also wounded was a 30-year-old woman, whose injury was to her lower body and not life threatening, police said.
The armed suspect ran from the bar toward the crowded street but was caught by police, authorities said. The security guard was taken to a local hospital, police said.
Police recovered two guns at the scene.
Witnesses who spoke to  reporters said they saw a man being taken into custody.
"They had one person in an ambulance and one person in a cop car," a woman told the station.
"I saw the gun in the hand. He was just screaming and shooting," said another.
A helicopter flew over the crowds announcing the fireworks cancellation, and authorities responded with mounted police, squad cars and firetrucks to block off the crime scene.
Police canceled the midnight fireworks show that was expected to draw as many as 40,000 people.

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