All four of the dead and the six treated for gunshot wounds were men aged between 25 and 35
Four people were shot dead and six others wounded while watching a football game in the backyard of a central California home on Sunday, police said.
Police were called to the scene after at least one person opened fire into a crowd of about 35 people gathered outside the house in Fresno, around 320 kilometers north of Los Angeles.
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"Three people died on scene," Fresno deputy police chief Michael Reed told reporters, adding that a fourth was rushed to hospital in a critical condition and succumbed to his injuries there.
All four of the dead and the six treated for "non life-threatening" gunshot wounds were men aged between 25 and 35, Reed said.
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The shooting is said to have taken place while family and family friends were watching a football game in the garden together.
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"Our heart goes out to the families of the victims... this is senseless violence, he added.
"We are doing everything we can to bring the perpetrators to justice."
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Reed said it was unclear how many perpetrators had been involved in the shooting and that there was "no indication" the incident was gang-related.
Police spokesman Bill Dooley said officers were looking for surveillance footage and witnesses to track the suspects.