SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — Sacramento County Sheriff’s investigators spent Friday night and most of Saturday combing through evidence at the scene of a deadly shooting that took place at a Halloween Party with hundreds of people in attendance.
Terrence Long, 32, was shot and killed outside the Royal Castle Banquet Hall on Palm Avenue in Sacramento.
He was there with his girlfriend, enjoying a Halloween Party, Friday night.
Another young man was also shot and died at the scene.
“You try to prevent this, but we don’t have the ability with the lack of resources that we have to prevent it. We know there’s a big issue with the gun violence, but do you say we have to be hard on gun control? It doesn’t matter. Because it’s the idiots that are shooting the guns. Not the guns,” Voice of the Youth’s Berry Accius explained.
Less than 12 hours after the shooting, forensic workers were inside, as crime-scene technicians worked outside, with an ocean of evidence markers, some positioned next to a discarded shoe, a bullet casing and a clown mask.
Adriana LeBourveau and her boyfriend, along with a dozen of friends, hid underneath their table.
“When the first gunshot went off, it didn’t click in my head,” LeBourveau recalled. “For me, it kind of took a second to register it was a gun. It was pretty eerie because the shots, there was pauses in between them. And for a second, we both were talking about it. We thought it was like a mass shooting. Just because the pauses.”
Two young ladies, who didn’t want to talk on camera, also said there were pauses between the shots.
Two women, who were inside the building when the shooting happened, said one victim was shot in the hallway area, which is just on the other side of that wall. The other victim was shot underneath that awning. And one of the women said that she hid under a car in the parking lot, until it was all over.
Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 916-874-5115, or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-4757. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com or by calling 916-874-8477.
Note: Due to an ongoing matter involving the relatives of Terrance Long, FOX40 has removed information gathered from a woman who claimed to be his mother. The video has also been removed.