Shooting At Child's Birthday Party Leaves 1 Dead, 6 Injured

Gunmen approached a group of people at a toddler's birthday party and opened fire. Police say the attack may be gang related.

Shooting At Child's Birthday Party Leaves 1 Dead, 6 Injured
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One man is dead and six others are wounded, including a 7-year-old child, after a shooting at a toddler's birthday party in a California park.

REPORTER: "The bounce-house sits deflated in this Natomis Park. The fun replaced with fear at a 1-year-old's birthday party."

WITNESS: "There was about 25, 30 shots that ring out. And, everybody was screaming and yelling." (Via KOVR)

Police told The Sacramento Bee gunmen walked through a neighborhood park in Sacramento around 5 p.m., came up to the party and opened fire.

Authorities say the suspects then fled the scene in a car. No head count or descriptions of the shooters were made available, but police said the attack might be gang-related. (Via KTVU)

“Some folks approached the party, shots were fired. ... Our gang detectives were called out so we are going to try to get to the bottom of that.” (Via KOVR)

Digital Journal reports the man shot and killed was in his twenties while the rest of the wounded endured non-life threatening injuries. And, according to police, "violence in the park is a rare occurrence."

The Sacramento police have identified neither the victims nor the shooters as of Sunday afternoon.