Two people were shot at in a Gurudwara in the US on Sunday, news agency ANI reported quoting the police. The shooting is not related to a hate crime, it said.
The incident took place at a Gurudwara in Sacramento County of California.
Both of the victims are in critical condition, as per reports.
“Two people shot at a Gurudwara in Sacramento County, California. Both of the victims are in critical condition. The shooting is not related to a hate crime, it is a shootout between two men who knew each other,” Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said, according to ANI.
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Amar Gandhi said three people were involved in a fight that escalated into a shooting. He said “suspect 2” was down when “suspect 1” shot suspect 2’s friend. Suspect 2 then shot suspect 1 before taking off.
“All participants in that altercation seemed to have known each other. This seems to have stemmed from something far before this,” he added.
The investigation of the incident is underway.
There were an estimated 44,000 gun-related deaths in the United States last year, about half of them murder cases, accidents and self-defense, and half of them suicides, according to the Gun Violence Archive database.