At least six people, including a mother and her 6-month-old baby, were killed Monday after an “early morning massacre” in the town of Goshen, California, according to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office.
Tulare County deputies responded to the shooting just after 3:30 a.m. local time Monday, the sheriff’s office said in a news release, adding, “The reporting party believes there was an active Gunman, because the number of shootings is high to hear.”
Sheriff Mike Boudreaux told reporters at the scene that responding deputies found a total of six victims, two on the street and one at the door of the home where the shooting took place. The 17-year-old mother and child were both shot in the head, and at least one man among the victims was taken to hospital but pronounced dead, he said.
“We do have families who were escorted from the scene, we do have survivors,” Boudreau said. said investigators had yet to determine how they survived what he called the “horrific massacre”.
The sheriff’s office said the attack did not appear to be random violence but could be gang-related, noting it came a week after deputies executed a drug warrant at the home.
Tulare County Sheriff’s spokesman Ashley Schwam told CNN late Monday that while they could not confirm that the shooter was from a cartel, the sheriff said it appeared to be a “cartel-style execution.”
Detectives are looking for at least two suspects, the sheriff’s office said earlier.