Six Shot at Party Near Campus, 17-Year-Old Fatally

California police provide no information on the killer
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 6, 2023 4:25 PM CDT
Shooting at Party Near Campus Kills Girl, 17, Wounds 5 Others
Police investigate the site of a shooting in Chico, California, on Saturday.   (Michael Weber/The Chico Enterprise-Record via AP)

A 17-year-old girl was killed and five other people were wounded in a shooting early Saturday at a party near a college campus in Northern California, police said. Officers responding around 3:30am to reports of gunfire found six people shot at an apartment building in Chico, police Chief Billy Aldridge said. All the victims were taken to hospitals, and the teenager died at a hospital, he said. The shooting appeared to be an isolated incident, and there was no ongoing threat to the community, police said. They released no information on the shooter, the AP reports.

Two men, ages 21 and 19, and a 17-year-old girl remained hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening, and the chief also said two other men, 18 and 20, were treated at the hospital and released. Police had been called to the same address about 30 minutes before the shooting and arrested a man on suspicion of brandishing a firearm, Aldridge said. That suspect matched the description of a man who was asked to leave a separate party about a mile away around 12:30am, Aldridge said. A fight broke out at the earlier party, and two people were hospitalized after being struck in the head, one with a bottle and one with a firearm, the chief said. Both parties were in neighborhoods near California State University in Chico, a city with about 101,000 residents 90 miles north of Sacramento.

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