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Mayor Johnson Releases Statement on Old Sacramento Shooting


Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson released a statement on his Facebook page Tuesday afternoon following the New Year’s Eve shooting in Old Sacramento that killed two people and injured two others.

“Like many Sacramentans, I was shocked and saddened by the news of last night’s shooting in Old Sacramento. Since visiting the scene last night I have been in constant contact with Acting Police Chief Schiele,” Johnson wrote. “The Sacramento Police Department had a thorough security plan in place that enabled officers to respond immediately and apprehend the suspect at the scene.”

Crowds of people were celebrating New Year’s Eve when a fight inside Sports Corner on K Street spilled outside and ended in the shooting.

“While this is a tragic start to the new year, we must keep in mind that this was an isolated incident that is not typical for Old Sacramento, which hosts thousands of tourists each year and many successful events and festivities,” Mayor Johnson continued. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the families who lost loved ones last night.”