Suspects Still at Large After 6 Killed in California Home

Baby, 17-year-old mom are among the dead
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 16, 2023 12:40 PM CST
Baby Among 6 Killed in California Shooting
Police shared this photo from the scene.   (Tulare County Sheriff's Office)

Six people—including a 17-year-old mother and her 6-month-old baby—were killed in a shooting early Monday at a home in central California, and authorities are searching for at least two suspects, sheriff's officials said. Deputies responded around 3:30am to reports of multiple shots fired at the residence in unincorporated Goshen, just east of Visalia, the Tulare County Sheriff's Office said. "Actually the report was that an active shooter was in the area because of the number of shots that were being fired," Sheriff Mike Boudreaux told reporters. Deputies found two victims dead in the street and a third person fatally shot in the doorway of the residence, Boudreaux said.

Three more victims were found inside the home, including a man who was still alive but later died at a hospital, he said. The sheriff said investigators are searching for at least two suspects, the AP reports. They believe there is a gang connection to the killings. The sheriff's office conducted a narcotics-related search warrant at the residence last week, Boudreaux said. "We also believe this was not a random act of violence. We believe this was a targeted family," he said.

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