17-year-old girl dies in shooting at California party that leaves 5 injured – KESQ

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl was killed and five others wounded in a shooting early Saturday at a party near a college campus in Northern California, police said.

Officers responding around 3:30 a.m. to reports of gunshots found six people shot at an apartment building in Chico, Police Chief Billy Aldridge said.

All the victims were taken to hospitals and the teenager died at a hospital, he said.

Two men, ages 21 and 19, and a 17-year-old girl remained hospitalized in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries, the chief said. Two other men, ages 18 and 20, were treated at the hospital and released, Aldridge said.

The shooting appeared to be an isolated incident and there was no ongoing threat to the community, police said. They did not release information about the shooter.

Police had been called to the same address about 30 minutes before the shooting and arrested a man on suspicion of brandishing a firearm, Aldridge said.

That suspect matched the description of a man who was asked to leave a separate party a mile away at around 12:30 a.m., Aldridge said. A fight broke out at the earlier party and two people were hospitalized after being hit in the head, one with a bottle and one with a firearm, the chief said.

The investigation was ongoing on Saturday.

Both sides were in neighborhoods near California State University in Chico, a city of about 101,000 90 miles (145 km) north of Sacramento.

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