A suspected gang-related shooting at a gathering in Tulare killed a man and wounded five others, including a little girl, authorities said.
The shooting erupted late Wednesday night as a group of more than 50 people gathered at an apartment complex following the burial of a man who was killed in a car crash.
7 Year Old Girl Shot Multiple Times
A 23-year-old man was killed, and the 7-year-old girl was shot multiple times.
ABC30 reported that the girl is now at Valley Children’s Hospital. She is expected to survive.
Three adult shooting victims are at Kaweah Delta Medical Center and Tulare Adventist Health. Police said they are expected to recover.
A bullet grazed another adult who declined treatment, police said.
Gang Affiliation Unknown
“We believe that it may be gang-related, though it’s unclear the affiliation,” Hinojosa told the Fresno Bee.
The suspicion is based on some of the ties of the man who was buried, he said.
“Upon arrival, the scene was chaotic,” Hinojosa said. “People were running in every direction, some trying to attend to family members who had been struck.”
The entire police department was helping investigate the crime scene, Hinojosa said.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Tulare Police Department at 559 685-2300.