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Homeless Woman Who Slept Near Scene Among 6 People Killed In Downtown Sacramento Mass Shooting

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — All six people killed in a mass shooting in downtown Sacramento early Sunday morning have now been identified by the Sacramento County coroner.

They are:

  • Johntaya Alexander, a 21-year-old Elk Grove woman.
  • Melinda Davis, a 57-year-old woman.
  • Joshua Hoye-Lucchesi, a 32-year-old Salinas man.
  • Yamile Martinez-Andrade, a 21-year-old Selma woman.
  • Sergio Harris, a 38-year-old North Highlands man.
  • De'vazia Turner, a 29-year-old Carmichael man.
Sacramento Shooting Victims
(Obtained by CBS13)

All six victims were pronounced dead at the scene, Sacramento police say.

Davis was a homeless woman who was known to sleep on the sidewalk near the scene of the shooting, Councilmember Katie Valenzuela said.

The shooting happened just after 2 a.m. after bars in the area of 10th and K streets were getting out for the night.

Several videos posted to social media paint a chaotic picture of gunfire ringing out and people running through the streets. First responders could be seen performing CPR on victims in some of the videos.

A total of 12 other people were also hurt in the shooting. Sacramento police say the other victims have varying degrees of injuries.

Loaves and Fishes released a statement Monday on Davis that can be read in full below:

"In the wake of the mass casualty shooting that shocked our community early Sunday morning, we have learned that one of the victims was a guest of Loaves and Fishes. Melinda used Maryhouse services off and on for sometime, this was a space she came to find respite from the trauma of living on the streets of our city.

"Together we mourn the loss of her life along with five others and hold on to hope that those injured recover quickly. Out of respect for Melinda and her family, we will not be offering any further information about her.

"This is a time for us to come together in solidarity and hold space for grief, to that end Loaves and Fishes is here to provide support to those unhoused folks impacted by the violent and traumatic events of early Sunday morning."

No suspect information has been released.


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