Four people died and four others were injured during a shooting at a Halloween party at a house in the town of Orinda, California, authorities said.
According to police, officers responded to a call by gunfire around 10:45 p.m. Thursday, at Lucille Way and Knickerbocker Lane, in which the police chief confirmed that it was a rental house on the Airbnb platform.
The local media East Bay Times reported that leaflets had been distributed promoting the party, scheduled to begin at 10 pm. To find the place you had to send a message directly to the host, the reports said.RELATED
So far, the police have not revealed any details about the victims, the suspects or the hosts of the party and the homeowner has not wanted to give statements.
Bloody Halloween: another shooting in Chicago
A 7-year-old girl asking for candy disguised as a bee on Halloween was seriously injured on Thursday afternoon when she was hit by a bullet in the middle of a shooting, authorities said.
The girl, who received a projectile in the lower neck, was transferred critically to the Stroger hospital, said Larry Langford, a spokesman for the Fire Department. A 30-year-old man was shot in the left hand and taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition.
The shots were fired at around 5:30 p.m. local while the girl was walking with her family and other children asking for candy in a street in the Little Village neighborhood.
The girl is believed to be a random victim, tweeted Anthony Guglielmi, a Chicago police spokesman. He said some community members are cooperating with the researchers, "but we need more."
A group of men chased another down the street when someone in the group shot the fleeing, police said. Then they ran away. It is unknown if the wounded man was with the girl or was the one that the aggressors were chasing. Police say they don't have a description of who shot, and no one is arrested.
"We heard the shots … four shots, and I went out," said Lali Lara, who works at a cell phone store nearby, to the Chicago Tribune newspaper. "The girl's father shouted‘ They shot my little girl. "
Lara said she took the girl's hand and tried to keep her talking, but released her three minutes later. Five minutes after the shooting the ambulance arrived.
A video that went viral shows people who were on the street doing the traditional "trick or treat" of Halloween running while the shots are heard.
"It surprises me, because it's just a little girl," said Felipe López, the father of a boy who participated in the game, cited on the local CBS television station.
"This is unacceptable," said police sergeant Rocco Alioto. "A 7-year-old girl asking for candy for Halloween was shot because a group of guys wanted to shoot another man."
The subject, who was shot in the left hand, is also a suspected gang member and is being interrogated in relation to the case.
There is a surveillance camera near where the crime happened and you can get video of it, police said.
In another fatal incident at a Halloween party on Tuesday night, three people died and nine were injured in a shooting at a residence in Long Beach, south of Los Angeles.
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