Four dead in Sacramento gang shooting

SACRAMENTO Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:27am EDT

1 of 6. Police tape marks the scene of a shooting in Sacramento, California June 10, 2012.

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SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - Four people, including two ethnic Hmong shamans, were killed in a gang-related shooting in California's capital of Sacramento, officials and media said on Sunday.

The dead included the gunman, police said.

A fifth person was hospitalized in critical but stable condition with gunshot wounds, they said. The Sacramento Bee newspaper said the two shamans - traditional spiritual healers or guides - were in their 50s.

The shooting occurred late on Saturday in a southern Sacramento neighborhood, said Michele Gigante, a spokeswoman for Sacramento Police Department.

Authorities said they believe that the gunman was let into the home before he opened fire with a handgun, killing three of the occupants of the home and wounding a fourth person.

"We are pretty confident that this was not a random act," said Gigante. "We're looking into this being a gang-related crime."

Gigante said she could not confirm the report that two of the dead were shamans.

The Hmong are an ethnic group originating in Southeast Asia. Many Hmong immigrants live in California.

(Reporting by Mary Slosson; Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst and David Brunnstrom)

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Comments (4)
ogre12 wrote:
this is only a sign of what worse is yet to come. most people poopoo the idea of evil spirits on earth and even look at them as entertainment value at the theater but the fact is they are real. They are the Nephilim the children of fallen angels and human women. They were killed by the Archangels but their ghosts still abide this planet hence all the evil we must suffer.

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ogre12 wrote:
this is only a sign of what worse is yet to come. most people poopoo the idea of evil spirits on earth and even look at them as entertainment value at the theater but the fact is they are real. They are the Nephilim the children of fallen angels and human women. They were killed by the Archangels but their ghosts still abide this planet hence all the evil we must suffer.

Jun 11, 2012 1:28am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ConstFundie wrote:
@Ogre12, Don’t worry, there are legions of powerful old-world Leprechauns at war with the evil ghosts. The ghosts being their parents!, but alas that’s another story. Battling evil ghosts is what they do best and they are easily winning, but they do require payment in gold so that is why it is so rare and expensive. A small price to pay to rid the world of evil.

P.S. half of those fallen “human women” were men in disguises of the most evilest of intent(i cannot even bring myself to type the reason because it is so vile, hateful, AND esp. obscene). Nevertheless, it is a fact because leprechauns never lie when you’re holding their pot.

Jun 11, 2012 4:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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