February 21, 2024
A 17-year-old lady was killed and 5 others had been wounded when a barrage of gunfire broke out early Saturday morning close to the California State Chico campus, police mentioned.

Officers responded about 3:30 a.m. to stories of gunshots fired within the 1000 block of Columbus Avenue , in line with Chico Police Chief Billy Aldridge. First responders discovered six folks had been shot: two 17-year-old ladies, and 4 males, ages 18, 19, 20 and 21.

One of many ladies died from her accidents, police mentioned. The 5 surviving victims had been taken to the hospital, the place they had been handled for non-life threatening accidents.

As of Saturday morning, nobody had been arrested in reference to the shootings.

The shootings are believed to be the fruits of a number of violent episodes at two home events throughout town, Aldridge mentioned.

Chico police had been first dispatched to a big social gathering within the 700 block of West seventh Road at 12:27 a.m. after somebody discharged a number of rounds from a firearm.

Investigators realized {that a} struggle had damaged out as a result of somebody was requested to depart the social gathering. The brawl despatched two folks to the hospital after one was hit within the head with a firearm and one other struck within the head with a glass bottle.

At 3 a.m., officers had been known as to a unique social gathering within the 1000 block of Columbus Avenue the place somebody brandished a gun, police mentioned. Officers cleared out the social gathering and arrested somebody who matched the outline of the one that fired pictures earlier that morning on the seventh Road social gathering.

Lower than a half hour later, police returned to the identical block, the place the six folks had been shot.

The capturing came about a couple of block away from Cal State Chico, a college with about 14,000 college students.