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Man arrested in connection to Sacramento mass shooting

Sacramento Mass Shooting
Posted at 8:33 AM, Apr 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-04 15:04:38-04

Police in Sacramento, California announced Monday that they arrested a man in connection to a shooting that left six people dead and 12 injured.

Dandre Martin, 26, has been charged with assault and illegal possession of a firearm.

The shooting happened early Sunday morning in the downtown area, which is filled with bars and nightlife attractions.

Police believe there were multiple shooters firing from a vehicle.

Police say the incident happened after a large fight took place.

The coroner released the names of the victims on Monday: Johntaya Alexander, Melinda Davis, Yamile Martinez-Andrade, Sergio Harris, Joshua Hoye-Lucchesi and Devazia Turner.

A stolen gun was found in the area where the shooting occurred, authorities said. Police are investigating whether it was used in the shooting.

On Sunday, President Joe Biden said Congress needs to do more to prevent mass shootings.

"Ban ghost guns. Require background checks for all gun sales. Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Repeal gun manufacturers’ immunity from liability," Biden said in a statement. "Pass my budget proposal, which would give cities more of the funding they need to fund the police and fund the crime prevention and intervention strategies that can make our cities safer."

The shooting in Sacramento was one of two mass shootings in the U.S. over the weekend. One person was killed and 11 others were wounded at a concert in Dallas.