Two children and an adult were shot, possibly while attending a birthday party, at a Del Paso Heights park Sunday afternoon.
The victims, an 11-year-old boy, 6-year-old girl and an unidentified adult, were taken to area hospitals. The boy is in serious condition, said Lt. Shawn Rogers of the Sacramento Police Department.
“At this time, we are waiting to see how he comes out of surgery,” Rogers said Sunday evening.
No information was available on the other victims’ conditions, but they are expected to live, Rogers said
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The shootings happened near Mama Marks Park, at 1140 Roanoke Ave., at about 3:55 p.m., said Sacramento police spokesman Matthew McPhail.
Neighbors flocked to the streets around the park Sunday evening, asking each other, “How did this happen?”
Officers and K9 units traipsed through the park near a slide and BBQ area, where a birthday party had been taking place when the shots were fired. Doc McStuffins posters, from the popular children’s television show, were hung up on the side of the nearby bathroom building. Blue party cups were strewn across the scene, as were balloons.
As of about 7:30 p.m., officers had made no arrests.