Baby, teen mom killed with four other people in shooting in California home
"We believe this was a targeted family," said Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux.
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A 17-year-old mother and her six-month-old baby were among six people killed in a shooting in California early Monday morning, authorities said as they searched for at least two suspects.
Around 3:30 a.m. in Goshen, just east of Visalia, deputies responded to reports of multiple shots fired at the residence, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office said, according to the Associated Press.
“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.
Two victims were found dead in the street by deputies, and a third person was fatally shot in the doorway of the residence, Boudreaux added.
Three more victims were found inside the home, including a man who was still alive but died later at a hospital, the sheriff said.
Investigators are searching for at least two suspects and believe that the killings are connected to a gang. A narcotics-related search warrant had been conducted at the residence by the sheriff’s office last week, Boudreaux explained.
“We also believe this was not a random act of violence. We believe this was a targeted family,” he said.
Goshen is an unincorporated, semi-rural community of about 3,000 residents that is 35 miles southeast of Fresno.