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California Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Mass Shooting at Backyard Gathering in Fresno

Reports Indicate at Least 4 People Were Shot and Killed and at Least 6 Wounded in a Mass Shooting in Fresno on Sunday Evening

Shooting Comes on the Heels of a Mass Shooting at a San Diego Home on Saturday Where 4 People Were Shot and Killed, Including 3 Children, and in the Wake of a Shooting at Saugus High School that Left 2 Students Dead and 3 More Wounded

FRESNO, Calif. — The California chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement in response to reports that at least four people were shot and killed and at least six more were wounded during a shooting that took place Sunday evening at a backyard gathering of family and friends in Fresno. According to reports, at least 35 people were gathered to watch Sunday night football at a backyard party when at least one shooter opened fire. Reports also indicate that suspects fled before police arrived at the scene.

“After a week of horrific shootings in California, this time tragedy struck in my hometown,” said Nicole Webb, a volunteer with the California chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “Our hearts ache for those shot and killed, as well as those wounded in this horrific act of violence. People should be free to gather with friends and family without the fear of being shot, and this shooting is another tragic reminder that we must do more to end gun violence in all its forms.”

Research by Everytown for Gun Safety shows that this is at least the 28th mass shooting this year and the 222nd mass shooting since January 2009. Everytown defines mass shootings as those in which four or more people are shot and killed, excluding the shooter. 
Every day in the U.S., on average, 100 Americans are killed with guns, and hundreds more are shot and wounded.