SACRAMENTO - One man is dead and four other people are recovering from being shot after gunfire erupted in a parking lot early Sunday morning. The shooting happened beside a hookah lounge on the 1900 block of Fulton Avenue near Alta Arden.
Sacramento County sheriff's deputies responded to reports of gunfire just after 1 a.m. and upon arrival, found found a 20-year-old man who had been shot to death.
Deputies said they believe a large group of people had gathered in the parking lot of the Hookah Lounge Smoke Shop. They said two separate fights broke out, which resulted in several people opening fire.
Thomas Austin-Sandral was sitting in his minivan talking to his girlfriend when he heard the shots. "The next thing we know, we hear gunshots and then a car comes squealing around out of nowhere, picking up a couple of suspects, shooters," he said.