A gunman who shot and injured several shoppers inside an Afghan market in Arden Arcade, died after turning the gun on themselves, according to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department in California, U.S.
Sacramento Sheriff’s Deputy Zaheem Buksh said they received multiple calls of an active shooter around 3:10 p.m. in the East Market and Restaurant which is known as the first Afghan market to open in Sacramento.
Three people were injured and taken to a local hospital. Buksh said the gunman died at the crime scene but did release his identity.
The incident is not being investigated as a hate crime yet, 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 and that they shouldn’t worry that their community is still at risk in regards to this incident,” Buksh said.
Early reports indicate that the gunman entered the store and shot three people before dying of a self-inflicted wound.
It is unclear whether there is any relation between the gunman and the victims.