Visalia, Calif.- Six people, including a 17-year-old mother and her 6-month-old baby, were killed in a shooting Monday morning at a central California home, police officials said, and authorities are looking for at least two suspects.
Tulare County Police said officers responded to a call about shots fired at a home in the town of Goshen, east of Visalia, at about 3:30 a.m.
Police Chief Mike Boudreaux told reporters, “In fact, reports indicate that there was a person firing shots in the area at the time, as a number of shots were heard.”
Boudreaux said police found two bodies on the street and a third person dead in the doorway of the residence.
The police chief said three more victims were found inside the house, including one who was alive but later died at the hospital.
According to Boudreaux, detectives are looking for at least two suspects. They suspect that a gang is involved in the murders. Boudreaux said police executed a narcotics-related search warrant at the home last week.
“We also believe this was not a random act of violence. We believe this was an attack on a family.”
The police chief said two of the victims, a teenage mother and her child, were shot in the head.
Goshen is a semi-rural community of approximately 3,000 people located 35 miles (56 km) southeast of Fresno in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley.