Another mass shooting took place at a football watch party in Fresno, California. An investigation is ongoing.
At least ten people were wounded and four killed in the latest mass shooting to take place in the United States, according to local police officials. The victims were gathered together at a football watch party in Fresno, California, on Sunday, November 17, night, when the tragic incident took place. At present, the police have chosen not to release any sensitive information about the identities of both the victim and the suspects involved, CNN reports. As the police investigate yet another sad mass shooting, the desperate need for common-sense gun control has only become more evident.
During a press briefing, Fresno Police Lt. Bill Dooley informed reporters that the victims were attending a family and friends gathering in the backyard of a home when an unidentified suspect approached the gathering and immediately opened fire. Police officers responded to the incident after receiving numerous calls around 8 p.m. on Sunday night. As per Fresno Police Deputy Chief Michael Reid, first responders received more calls as they rushed to the scene. He revealed that four men, all aged between 25 to 30, had been killed by the gunman. Three were dead on the spot whereas one victim succumbed to injuries after arriving at the Community Regional Medical Center. Five more victims were transported to the same hospital to treat non-life threatening gunshot wounds and another for a graze wound.
Chief Reid shared that there were about 35 individuals at the football watch party. The gunman approached the gathering on foot and then opened fire. At this point in the investigation, there is no indication that the gunman knew the identities of the victims he shot. Moreover, Lt. Dooley stated that suspect information or suspect vehicle descriptions are not available currently. However, the investigation is ongoing. Police officials are going door to door in order to gain information about the suspect from key witnesses as well as surveillance footage.
As the police department continues their investigation, Chief Reid stated, "My heart goes out to the families that are victims of this senseless violence. We are going to do everything we can to find out who the perpetrators are and bring them to justice." Meanwhile, prayers and messages of condolence have come in from hundreds of individuals across the United States. However, the country has now had more mass shootings than days in 2019, at least 366 mass shootings so far this year. Should we really expect justice to take shape, we must enact common-sense gun legislation at the earliest.