On Thursday, a guy evading the police in Northern California kidnapped two people in a park, killed one of them, injured a CHP officer, and then turned himself in, according to authorities.
The incidents occurred in the early afternoon in Roseville, a city of about 150,000 people northeast of Sacramento, as families played baseball nearby and kids went to camp.
In a hospital, the California Highway Patrol officer’s condition was stable. The two adults who were held hostage, including the one who passed away, did not have their names immediately disclosed.
According to a statement from the city of Roseville, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of Sacramento, the remaining captive was brought to a hospital with what seemed to be non-life threatening injuries.
The tweet from Roseville Police Department about the incident.
According to the city statement, the suspect, who was also not immediately identified, was hospitalized with gunshot wounds but there was no immediate news on his health.
How he was hurt was a mystery. Authorities did not immediately state whether any rounds had been fired by cops.
The suspect opened fire at and wounded an officer when highway patrol officers tried to serve him with a warrant throughout the course of the incident. Around 12:30 p.m., the Roseville Police Department received a radio call informing them that an officer had been shot, according to Capt. Kelby Newton.
When Roseville police arrived, they observed the suspect running while toting a revolver. Then, according to Newton, he took two park visitors hostage and shot both of them.
According to Newton, he is unsure of what led to the warrant.
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Victor Michael thinks he observed children playing paintball while watching batting practice with his youngster at Mahany Park. But then he overheard police ordering someone to “get down” and stop. Then there was gunshots.
“I can’t tell you who fired the initial shot; all I know is that I saw a suspect turn around and the torrent of gunfire immediately followed. Michael declared, “It was ridiculous. I just commanded everyone to get down, even my child.
Between 20 and 30 rounds were fired overall, and Michael took cover with his child behind his truck’s tires, according to him.
The expansive park, which is tucked away in a peaceful Sacramento suburb, features a sports complex, a public library, an aquatics center, and nature paths. Campers were moved to a local school to be reunited with their families, and the gym and library were temporarily shut down.
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