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Second Suspect Arrested in Sacramento Mass Killing

A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the weekend mass shooting that killed six people and wounded 12 in Sacramento, the Associated Press reports. Smiley Martin, 27, was seriously injured in the gunfire early Sunday and remains hospitalized, but will be booked into jail later. He faces charges of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and possession of a machine gun. Martin is the brother of the first suspect, 26. Neither has been accused of homicide. Dandrae Martin, 26, faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon and illegal firearms possession, USA Today reports. Police called Dandrae Martin a "related suspect." District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said he "has not been arrested for any homicide related to this incident." Detectives and SWAT team members found one handgun during searches of three homes.


More than 100 rounds were fired early Sunday in downtown Sacramento amid a chaotic altercation outside the city's entertainment district, which was packed with people leaving bars. Three women and three men were killed. Some of the chaos before and after the shooting was captured on video, which showed an altercation around 2 a.m. Sunday. As gunshots rang out, people leaving crowded bars scattered. Authorities did not offer a possible motive in one of the largest mass shooting in the city's history. A month ago, a man killed his three children, another person and himself at a Sacramento church. "The scale of violence that just happened in our city is unprecedented in my 27 years here at the Sacramento Police Department," said Police Chief Kathy Lester. At least four of the wounded were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

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