New Year’s Eve celebrations were abruptly interrupted by a wild scene in Old Sacramento on Monday night after five people were shot, including at least two people who have died.
The shooting occurred at Fanny Ann’s Saloon, which is at 1023 2nd Street, according to the Sacramento Police Department.
The extent of the injuries for the others shot wasn’t immediately available and no details were provided on what triggered the shooting. No arrests had been made.
Some 40,000 people, including families with young children, had gathered in Old Sac for a 9 p.m. fireworks show shortly before the shots rang out. Another fireworks show scheduled for midnight has been canceled. A Sacramento Police helicopter was circling overhead to announce the midnight cancellation.
Mounted police, patrol cars and Sacramento Fire trucks converged on the scene as thousands of spectators were blocked off from the crime scene.
Witnesses described hearing several shots and then running for cover.