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DEVELOPING: 4 dead, several injured in Fresno mass shooting; suspects on the loose

A residence in Fresno, California, was the site of a deadly mass shooting Sunday that killed four people and injured six more.

The Fresno Bee reports that four men have died after unidentified suspects snuck into the backyard of a residence where dozens had gathered to watch a football game. According to USA Today, the gunmen shot at ten people in the backyard at about 6 p.m., while attendees inside the home remained unharmed. Three of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene while a fourth died at a hospital. Five victims remain hospitalized and a sixth person has since been released from the hospital with minor injuries.

“What we do know is that this was a gathering, a family and friend gathering in the backyard,” Lt. Bill Dooley, a spokesman for the Fresno Police Department, said at a news conference Sunday night, according to the Fresno Bee.

“Everyone was watching football this evening when unknown suspects approached the residence, snuck into the backyard and opened fire.”

According to multiple reports, authorities do not believe the victims knew the suspects, and have not yet provided descriptions of what appears to be at least two suspected shooters, who remain at large. Fresno police reportedly said they do not believe the shooting was gang-related, and have not determined a motive for the attack.

The Fresno Bee reports that authorities described the men killed as Asian males between the ages of 25 and 35. It does not appear that any children were hurt in the shooting.

This is a developing story and all information is preliminary. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.