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Suspect arrested in fatal Sacramento New Year's Eve shooting

  • In this image provided by Robert Petersen police inspect the scene of a shooting outside the Sports Corner Cafe in Sacramento Calif. Monday Dec. 31, 2012. Police say two people died and three others were injured in a New Year's Eve shooting after a fight in a restaurant in the Old Sacramento area. After the shooting, police decided to cancel the area's midnight fireworks show, which were part of the New Year's Eve celebration. (AP Photo/Robert Petersen)

SACRAMENTO — A suspect is under arrest in connection with a New Year's Eve shooting at a bar in the Old Sacramento area that killed two people, police said Tuesday.

The 22-year-old was among three people wounded Monday evening after a shooting that occurred as people gathered to watch fireworks to celebrate the New Year, authorities said.

The suspect's injuries and those to a security guard and a 30-year-old woman are not life threatening.

Police say it started as an argument inside the bar at about 9:38 p.m. Monday that escalated and became a physical confrontation. When an employee tried to break up the fight, he was shot, as were the woman and another man.

That man, 35, and the employee, who was in his 20s, died at the scene after suffering multiple gunshot wounds.


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