A shooting in California left six dead, including a 6-month-old baby and his 17-year-old mother
It occurred in the township of Goshen, at an address that was searched last week during a raid for drug trafficking
ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE. The Tulare County Sheriff's Office reported that the event occurred around 3:30 a.m. (Photo by Johannes EISELE/AFP)
A shooting occurred early Monday morning in the municipality of Goshen (located in Tulare County, California) left six dead, including a 17-year-old mother and her 6-month-old baby b>, reported local authorities.
The Tulare County Sheriff's Office reported that the event occurred around 3:30 in the morning (11:30 GMT) in the house number 6800 Harvest Road, an address that was searched last week during a raid for drug trafficking.
Officers found two people dead at the door of the house, another in the vicinity of it and three more in a neighboring area of this town of just 6,000 inhabitants located in the center of the state of California.
The county sheriff of Tulare, Mike Boudreaux, appeared before the local press and specified that the victims included a 17-year-old mother and her 6-month-old baby.
The authorities went to the home after receiving an emergency call from one of the neighbors warning of the possible presence of an active shooter, due to the large number of shots that had been heard.
For the moment, the hypothesis that it was an isolated event has been ruled out and a brawl between gangs is considered as the main motive for this event.
“We also believe that this was not a random act of violence. We believe this was a targeted family,” he said.
The investigation remains open while the Tulare Sheriff's Office, which has requested the collaboration of any neighbor with information about it, keep looking for two suspects.
(With information from EFE and AP)