One person was killed and four others were injured in a shooting Monday night outside a nightclub in downtown Sacramento, police said.
Police Chief Kathy Lester told Sacramento BK that authorities received a call to shoot shortly before 2 a.m. Monday after a club patron was evicted.
Four injured people have been taken to hospital and are reported to be in stable condition, police said. Corona’s office identified the dead man as Gregory Grimes, police said.
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Authorities have released very little information about the shooting and have asked eyewitnesses to come forward with any additional information and submit possible video evidence.
“What we know now is very limited,” Lester said.
Grimes was a 31-year-old former football star at Indercom High School and Boise State University. He returned to coaching high school after college and started a stuffing company last year, The B reported.
His mother, Deborah Grimes, told the newspaper that her son had been killed outside the Mix nightclub and she did not believe he had been targeted.
“He’s never been on the streets or anything else, he doesn’t have that kind of background,” she said, looking forward to celebrating the July 4 holiday with her 4-year-old son. “You would never think that someone like him would be killed. He just doesn’t fit in with the profile of a troublemaker or something like that. “
He added: “I can’t explain how devastating it is now.”
Police did not immediately release any information about the suspects or suspects.
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This was the second shooting in the downtown area of downtown Sacramento this year. Among the rival factions, six were killed and 12 wounded in shelling in April.
In that shooting, 100 shots were fired as people left bars and nightclubs in the city center, just blocks from the Capitol.
Three people have been arrested and three have been charged with murder in connection with the deaths of three pedestrians, The B reported recently. No charges have been filed in the deaths of the other three, who police say were involved in the dispute.
Sacramento, home to half a million people, has struggled to revitalize its center but the area has been devastated by rising crime.