Three people were dead, five were recovering from gunshot wounds and police were looking for a killer on Monday after gunfire erupted at a Father’s Day celebration in Richmond, California.
Richmond Police Sgt. Aaron Pomeroy said several people apparently came to the house hosting the party around 11 p.m. local time on Sunday and shot crowds of people. First responders at the scene found two victims dead and a third person at a local hospital shortly after, Pomeroy said.
Local media, including ABC station, said a Guatemalan “Marimba” party – the marimba is Guatemala’s national musical instrument – was underway with around 100 people, music and dancing.
One of the survivors was hospitalized in critical condition, he said. Another was in fair condition and three of the injured were treated for their injuries and released.
Pomeroy said no arrests had been made and no reason had been determined.
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The attack came a day after a shooting in Oakland, about 10 miles south of Richmond. A 22-year-old man from San Francisco has died and six others were injured after police said a crowd of 5,000 gathered at Lake Merritt.
The injured included five men aged 16 to 27 and a 21-year-old woman, police said. All of the injured victims were reportedly in stable condition.
Police said officers saw two gunmen flee from the scene and took them into custody. The homicide investigation unit will determine whether individuals are responsible for the shooting, police said.