Shooting during funeral at Sacramento cemetery leaves man dead, woman wounded

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Police in Sacramento are investigating a deadly shooting at the Historic City Cemetery.

The shooting happened shortly before 1 p.m. while a funeral was being held.

The driver of a horse-drawn hearse told FOX40 bullets flew at the funeral, hitting one man in the head and a woman in the leg.

“I just heard a bunch of gunshots and then a screech and then a bunch more gunshots,” said another witness. “Sounded like a machine gun. It was too fast to be anything not automatic, I think.”

According to police, two victims were found at 24th and Broadway, roughly 14 blocks away.

Both victims were eventually taken to the hospital.

Sacramento police say the male victim has died and that the woman is in stable condition.

Kira O’Donnell was hard at work at the Real Pie Company on 24th Street when she said she saw “police cars shooting past.”

“There was just suddenly a lot of activity. A lot of people with cameras, holding cameras up and then we noticed a gentleman on the ground and they were giving him CPR,” O’Donnell explained. “It seemed to go on for a very long time. I know that people were wondering where the ambulance was. Several different people rotated through giving him CPR and, obviously, it was very sad.”

A distraught wife yelled at police that they risked the life of her husband by stopping the car she was rushing him to the hospital in after he was shot blocks away.

As officers work two scenes, they are both combing for evidence and asking anyone in the area what they saw.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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