SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has released the identities of the three women and three men killed in Sunday morning’s mass shooting.
The victims have been identified as 21-year-old Johntaya Alexander, 57-year-old Melinda Davis, 38-year-old Sergio Harris, 32-year-old Joshua Hoye-Lucchesi, 21-year-old Yamile Martinez-Andrade and 29-year-old DeVazia Turner.
According to the most recent coroner’s report, Alexander was from Elk Grove, Martinez-Andrade lived in Selma, Hoye-Lucchesi was from Salinas, Turner lived in Carmichael, and Xavier was from North Highlands.
Sacramento City Council member Katie Valenzuela said on Twitter that Davis was experiencing homelessness and was known to sleep on the sidewalk near where the shooting took place.
“Like the others who did not survive the events of Sunday morning, she was loved and she will be missed,” Valenzuela said.
Alexander’s father, John, said she had recently moved into her own place.
“She just got her own place. She only been there for six months. She was just coming to herself and working at Smart and Final, and she was adding another job,” John Alexander said. “She always wanted to pursue being a social worker. But yeah, my baby’s gone.”
Frank Turner was working security in the Bay Area when he said he got word from family that his son, DeVazia Turner, was among the casualties.
Frank Turner said his son was a devoted dad.
“Everything was about his kids. He worked hard to provide for his kids,” he said.
He said the two of them often spent their free time together and worked on restoring old cars.
“I plan to build this car; I plan to finish it,” Frank Turner said. “It’s gonna take some time. I plan to finish it, put a mural on it of him and give it to his kids.”
Harris’ mother was seen waiting behind yellow crime scene tape Sunday and expressed her frustration after waiting several hours for information from police.
“My child is out there on that ground, you know? This don’t make any sense and there’s other people’s children that’s out there on the ground. And they won’t tell us nothing, and it’s heartbreaking,” Pamela Harris said, crying. “It’s heartbreaking to see what’s going on out here and they’re not telling us anything.”
Not long after FOX40 spoke to Pamela Harris, authorities confirmed that her son had died.
Pamela Harris described her son as a good father. Sergio Harris was with his cousin, DeVazia Turner, when they were both killed.
The stepfather of Martinez-Andrade, who family affectionately called “Yami,” told FOX40 she loved music and worked hard to save money so she could travel to concerts, which is what she did on Sunday.
Hoye-Lucchesi was raised by two mothers. They said he was a devoted father of six, who fiercely loved his children.
“He protected me for reals. Even as a kid, ‘Don’t mess with my mama.’ Always been like that,” said Sherylin Hoye.
“It’s hard, it really is. I feel for all the other families also,” said Kerri Erdmann. “It’s a phone call I never want to receive. But being mom number two, ’cause I helped raise him, I couldn’t even imagine what mom’s feeling like.”
Sacramento police said they were patrolling the area when they heard shots being fired in the area of 10th and K streets around 2 a.m. Officers said they rushed over to find a large crowd and six people dead in the street.
“Officers began to give medical aid, including CPR, to victims that they found, and at the same time worked to stabilize the scene and learn what they could about the crime,” explained Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester.
Twelve other people were also wounded in the melee and at least four of them suffered critical injuries, officials said. UC Davis Medical Center told FOX40 on Monday morning that two of the wounded had been treated and discharged and two others were still hospitalized.
The Sacramento Police Department said they have made their first arrest in the mass shooting. Dandrae Martin, 26, was arrested as a “related suspect.” Initially, police said they were searching for at least two gunmen.
Two handguns have been recovered in connection to the shooting.
A center where victims and their families can find support services has opened at Cal Expo at the Lot D entrance. It’s available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and will be staffed by Victim Witness Advocates, the American Red Cross emotional support team, and Sacramento crisis and trauma chaplains.
Sacramento City Council candidate Caity Maple has created a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the victims and their families.
This story is developing. Check back for updates.