1-Year-Old’s Birthday Party Ends In Tragedy After Men Open Fire

The birthday celebration for a 1-year-old this past weekend turned fatal after a group of gunmen opened fire, Masahble reports. The suspects fired “several shots” at a group of partygoers who were gathered by a play area in the California park where the party was held.

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Seven people were shot. One man in his twenties was left dead due to his injuries. An exact motive for the shooting remains unknown; however, it appears that this was an organized hit. Investigators believe that the shooting may have been gang related. Police say that while the suspects arrived on foot, they fled the scene in “one or more” vehicles. Some of the victims drove themselves to nearby hospitals or were driven by friends or family members. Others were transported by ambulance.

“To see him just laying there. They took him away too early,” said the deceased man’s mother-in-law, Denise James. “They came in and shot my son-in-law,” she told the Sacramento Bee.

It has been confirmed that one of the victims was a 7-year-old boy. Thankfully, he’s expected to recover. The names of the victims have not been released. The identities of the shooters are currently unknown, but police say that they are still investigating the shooting. According the reports, they hope to recover footage of the suspects from home-surveillance cameras in the surrounding area.
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