SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — At least four people were shot through the door at a Sacramento County apartment complex on Monday night.
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department was called out to the 4800 block of Myrtle Avenue at around 9 p.m. on Monday on a report of shots fired.
Four people between the ages of 15 and 39 were reportedly wounded, with a 39-year-old woman shot in the head. She is in critical condition.
Approximately 16 people were inside the apartment when the shots rang out on Monday night. Five children were among the 16 inside.
“We had a lot of victims, but it could have been a lot worse,” Sacramento County Sheriff’s spokesman Tony Turnbull said.
Sheriff’s investigators are looking into the possibility an ex-boyfriend of one of the people inside fired the shots.
The suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s.
A neighbor says he called 911.
“People that sounded like they were knocking on our door. I get up and I look out there and I see gunshots—bullets on the ground, bullets in these people’s door, so I called 911,” he said.