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Gunman Storms Afghan Market in Sacramento, California

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Mohammad Haroon Alim
Mohammad Haroon Alim
Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.

A gunman burst inside an Afghan market in Arden Arcade, shooting and injuring several shoppers, then died after turning the gun on himself, according to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department in California, United States.

Sacramento Sheriff’s Deputy Zaheem Buksh said they received multiple calls of an active shooter around 3:10 p.m. October 3rd in the East Market and Restaurant, known as the first Afghan market to open in Sacramento.

Three people were injured and were taken to a local hospital, but the gunman’s identity was not released by the Sheriff’s department.

The incident is not being investigated as a hate crime, and it doesn’t seem to be a targeted shooting, the police said.

“I want the public to be assured that there is not someone out there in this community, that’s a part of this incident, out there going to cause harm to them,” Buksh said.

Some bystanders say it was an act of “terror”, and it felt like they were in Afghanistan trapped in a shootout.

Reports indicate that everybody was scared and were trying to run away from the scene, a kid and a woman were stranded inside the shop before being rescued.

The Sacramento Sheriff department said, they “don’t know” if there is a relation between the victims and the suspect.

Recent reports indicate that one of the wounded Afghan victims has died of bearing heavy wounds.

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