Sacramento police say the 26-year-old “suspect involved” is in custody following a weekend shooting that left six people dead and 12 injured.
US police have made an arrest in relation to a weekend shoot in Sacramento, California, killing six people and injuring dozens more.
In one declare On Monday, the Sacramento Police Department said Dandrae Martin, 26, was arrested as a “suspect involved” in the mass shooting.
The ministry said Martin was being held on charges of assault and illegal possession of a weapon.
Gunfire broke out early Sunday morning as bars began to close and patrons poured into the streets near the Golden 1 Center area, a few blocks from the state capital.
The area has recently been revived as an entertainment hub and over the past week pandemic restrictions have been lifted and bars and restaurants have begun to fill up with people long isolated by COVID. -19.
Monday’s arrest comes as the six victims killed in the attack have been identified.
The Sacramento County coroner identified the three women killed as 21-year-old Johntaya Alexander; Melinda Davis, 57 years old; and Yamile Martinez-Andrade, 21. The three men killed were Sergio Harris, 38; Joshua Hoye-Lucchesi, 32 years old; and Devazia Turner, 29 years old.
The shooting is the latest episode on gun violence in the United States, which has seen a marked increase murders last year.
Had 121 mass shootings – Shootings that have left at least four people injured or dead, not including the shooter – across the country so far this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive, a US nonprofit.
Amid a series of deadly shootings last year, US President Joe Biden promise to solve on this issue, urge Congress to pass stricter gun laws and pledge more support for community-based prevention programs.
In a statement Monday, the Sacramento Police Department said at least three buildings and three vehicles were hit in Sunday’s shooting, while more than 100 shell casings were recovered at the scene.
Police also said they received more than 100 videos and photos from the community as part of an ongoing investigation.
“We continue to encourage the community to use the community proof portal to provide photos/videos directly to the department. The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office will review all relevant evidence in this investigation to determine appropriate charges,” it said.