Upon arriving at the scene, the police discovered two dead bodies in front of a house, a third on the doorstep, then three other victims inside, including a man who died in hospital. A total of six people were killed overnight from Sunday to Monday in Goshen, in rural central California, including a 17-year-old mother and her six-month-old baby. A “targeted” attack, according to the sheriff of Tulare, who suspects a gang-related shooting.
“We don’t think it’s an act of indiscriminate violence. It was particularly targeted, personal. We think it was to send a message,” Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said at the scene Monday morning.
Two men suspected of having opened fire are wanted by the authorities. The targeted residence had been the subject of a search for a drug case last week.