Six people injured after gunmen sprayed nearly 100 bullets into a California house party where over 400 revelers were gathered despite lockdown ban
- Five men and a girl were wounded at the house party in Bakersfield on Saturday
- Police said that they recovered 94 shell casings from the scene
- Four men suspected of the shooting at complex packed with 400 to 500 people
- Party took place despite lockdown imposed in California since March 19
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Police rushed to the scene where they found five men wounded as well as an adolescent girl. Paramedics took them to hospital where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspects were described as four men driving in a white sedan who left 94 shell cases at the apartment complex in Bakersfield.
Kern County Sheriff’s Lt. Cesa Ollague said of the party: ‘Unfortunately it came to a bad end.’
Deputies who responded to the scene said the party was large, Ollague said, but he didn’t know exactly how many people were in attendance. ABC reported that there were between 400 to 500 at the party.
Kern County officials said 377 people have so far tested positive for coronavirus, including three fatalities.
Since March 19, California’s social distancing order has banned nonessential gatherings of any number of people.
The state’s 40 million residents are told to only leave their homes for ‘essential’ reasons, such as to get medications, shop for groceries and supplies, care for family members and exercise outdoors.
Governor Gavin Newsom said previously: ‘There’s a social contract here. People, I think, recognize the need to do more and meet his moment.’
The state has more than 21,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and nearly 600 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.