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Shooting at 1-Year-Old’s Birthday Party Leaves Man Dead, 6 People Hurt

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Sacramento police were searching Sunday for whoever opened fire on a crowd at a 1-year-old’s birthday party, killing one man and injuring six other people.

crime-tape-bgOfficers arrived about 5 p.m. Saturday at Peregrine Park, where multiple partygoers sustained injuries. A man in his 20s was pronounced dead at the scene. Six others who were shot, including a 7-year-old girl, did not suffer life-threatening injuries, said Officer Michele Gigante.

The party was attended by 30 children and more than 20 adults, Gigante said. Investigators believe the assailants got out of a car, walked over to the party and, targeting a group of adults, opened fire.

“During the confrontation, people from that party fired back at the suspects, and the suspects fled,” Gigante said.

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