The Latest: Motive, suspects sought in California shooting

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting of at 10 people at a backyard party in Fresno (all times local):

6:45 a.m.

As police search for suspects and a motive in the killing of four people at a backyard party in Fresno, California, neighbors say they are scared because there have been other shootings in the same neighborhood recently.

Choua Vang tells the Fresno Bee in a story published Monday that his neighbor’s house was shot at last week and that he feels unsafe being outside after dark.

Ten people were shot in Sunday’s shooting. Authorities have said “unknown suspects” sneaked into the backyard filled with people at the party and fired into the crowd.

Vang says he is worried about his family members who work overnight shifts and that his family is thinking of moving out of the Fresno neighborhood.

Fresno Police spokesman Lt. Mark Hudson did not immediately return email and phone messages Monday seeking comment.

— This item corrects the date to Monday, not Friday.


10:10 p.m. Sunday

Police in central California say 10 people were shot at a backyard party, and four them died.

Fresno police say the shooting took place about 6 p.m. Sunday on the city’s southeastern side.

Fresno Police Deputy Chief Michael Reid tells the Fresno Bee and the KSEE/KGPE TV stations that 10 people were shot, and three people were found dead in the backyard. A fourth victim died at the hospital.

Police say six others are expected to survive and are recovering at the hospital.

It was at least the second fatal gun attack Sunday in southeast Fresno.

A man in his 20s was shot to death early Sunday at a home in another part of the city. Police have not said whether the incidents could be connected.

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