At least six people are dead and nine injured following a shooting rampage Sunday in downtown Sacramento, AP cited as the police say.

Iran PressAmerica: Every year thousands of people lose their lives or get wounded by gunshot attacks. Based on official statistics there are around 270 to 300 million guns in the US, which is almost one gun for every American. 

Police initially had reported "multiple victims" after the attack fueled chaos on a downtown street early Sunday. Authorities cordoned off an eight-block area and said the investigation of the shooting was underway.

"Officers located at least 15 shooting victims, including 6 who are deceased," police tweeted. "Conditions (of the victims) unknown at this time. Please avoid the area as a large police presence will remain and the scene remains active."

Police provided few other details, and there was no word of any arrests.

Video posted on Twitter showed people running in the street with the sound of gunfire in the background. Multiple ambulances and other first responders were at the scene.

The shooting comes a month after five people were killed when a man opened fire at a Sacramento church and killed his three children, then fatally shot himself, authorities said. A fifth person also died in the shooting.


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