6 dead, at least 9 injured in shooting in downtown Sacramento

Police in Sacramento, Calif., said six people died and at least nine others were injured after a shooting downtown.

The Sacramento Police Department said the shooting happened early Sunday morning.

Video posted to Twitter showed people running down the street as the sound of rapid gunfire could be heard in the background. The video also showed that several ambulances had been dispatched to the scene.

Police provided few details on the circumstances surrounding the shooting but said in a tweet that a “heavy police presence will remain and the scene remains active.” Phone messages seeking comment were left with Sacramento police.

Residents have been urged to avoid the area, which is full of restaurants and bars that leads to the Golden One Center, where the Sacramento Kings play basketball.