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Shooting at 1-year-old's birthday party leaves man dead, 6 people hurt

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Shooting at 1-year-old's birthday party in Sacramento leaves a man dead, 6 other people hurt
Partygoers celebrating child's birthday in Sacramento fire back at assailants who shot at them, police say

Sacramento police were searching Sunday for whoever opened fire on a crowd at a 1-year-old's birthday party, killing one man and injuring six other people.

Officers arrived about 5 p.m. Saturday at Peregrine Park, where multiple partygoers sustained injuries. A man in his 20s was pronounced dead at the scene. Six others who were shot, including a 7-year-old girl, did not suffer life-threatening injuries, said Officer Michele Gigante.

The party was attended by 30 children and more than 20 adults, Gigante said. Investigators believe the assailants got out of a car, walked over to the party and, targeting a group of adults, opened fire.

"During the confrontation, people from that party fired back at the suspects, and the suspects fled," Gigante said.

Police did not say how many gunmen they are seeking but said they believe the incident was gang-related. KCRA Channel 3 reported the suspects may have been in a gold Buick.

Investigators are still searching for additional witnesses. Anyone with information on the shooting was asked to call the department's dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or a crime hotline at (916) 443-4357.

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