Mass shooting in California leaves four dead

Scene of what police called "mass casualty" shooting in Fresno, California on night of November 17, 2019. Photo: Collected

Scene of what police called "mass casualty" shooting in Fresno, California on night of November 17, 2019. Photo: Collected

Ten people were shot, four of them fatally, when someone opened fire on a backyard family gathering in Fresno, California, on Sunday night, said police.

Fresno Police Lieutenant Bill Dooley, said a suspect sneaked into a football viewing party in a backyard and opened fire, according to CBS Fresno affiliate KGPE-TV. There were about 35 people at the party, he added.

Fresno Police Deputy Chief Michael Reid said ten people were hit, three died on the spot and another at the hospital where the victims were taken.

The other six were said to have suffered non-life-threatening wounds.

There was no early word on the suspect or suspects, but Dooley told CBS News, "Officers and detectives are canvassing the area searching for witnesses and anyone with surveillance cameras that may have captured the suspect(s)."

The federal Bureau Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said its agents were at the scene.

No other information was immediately available late Sunday.

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