1 dead, 2 hurt in shooting near Sacramento City College; gunman sought – Los Angeles Times
The campus of Sacramento City College was locked down Thursday afternoon as police searched for a gunman who shot three men, killing one, authorities said.
The three men, all enrolled at the college according to school officials, were shot in a parking lot next to the college’s baseball field, near Sutterville and East roads, according to the Sacramento Police Department.
The shooting was believed to be triggered by a dispute among four men about 4 p.m., said Rick Brewer, a college spokesman.
“It started as a verbal dispute and escalated from there to fists, then to weapons,” Brewer said. “One young man pulled out a semi-automatic handgun from his pocket and began shooting.”
One man was pronounced dead and another man was taken to the hospital in serious condition. A third man’s injuries were minor; Brewer said he was grazed by the gunfire.
After the campus was locked down, police searched each building and evacuated those inside, emptying the campus by 6:30 p.m. Police declared an “all clear” at the campus about 7:45 p.m., officials said.
Police say the gunman, believed to be the only shooter, fled on foot. He was described as Tongan and wearing beige cargo shorts and a white T-shirt. It’s unclear whether the gunman was also enrolled at the college.
Classes were canceled Thursday evening but university officials said classes will resume Friday as scheduled.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.
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8:32 p.m.: This post was updated to include comments from Rick Brewer, a spokesman for Sacramento City College.
7:08 p.m.: This post was updated to include details on the shooting’s location and the description of the suspect.
This post was originally published at 6:06 p.m.