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4 dead, 6 wounded in football shooting in California

FRESNO, California – Four people were killed and six more injured when "unknown suspects" embarked on a garden filled with people at a party in central California and shot into the crowd, police said.

The shooting took place about 6 pm on Fresno's southeast side, where people gathered to watch a football match, Fresno Police Lt. Bill Dooley said.

Deputy Chief Michael Reid told Fresno Bee and KSEE / KGPE TV stations that a total of 10 people were shot, with three found dead in the garden. A fourth person died at the hospital. Six others are expected to survive and recover in the hospital.

All the victims were Asian men ages 25 to 35, Reid said.

"What we know is that this was a gathering, a family and friend gathered in the garden," Dooley said. "Everyone was watching football tonight as unknown suspects approached the residence, sneaked into the garden and opened fire."

Victims were taken to the Community's regional medical center in critical condition, and some are now stable, TV stations reported.

About 35 people were at the party when shooting began, Reid said.

"Thankfully no children were harmed," he said.

No one is in custody in connection with shooting. Police said there was no immediate indication that the victims knew the shooter or shooters.

Police went door-to-door to look for surveillance video that could help them track down suspects. The shooting took place about half a mile from the city's airport.

Agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives field in San Francisco responded to the shooting, Bee reported.

It was at least the second deadly gun attack Sunday in southeast Fresno, Bee reported. A man in his 20s was shot to death early Sunday in a home in another part of town. Police have not said whether the events could be connected.

Sunday's firearms in Fresno also hit the heels of at least two mass shootings in California. On Thursday, a 1

6-year-old student at a Southern California high school shot and killed two classmates and wounded three other teens before shooting himself in the head. He died the next day. And on Saturday, San Diego police said a man shot and killed his wife and three of their sons before killing himself. A fourth son who was injured in the shooting was on life support Sunday, family members said.

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