Multiple people dead after mass shooting in California city

Police in the United States city of Sacramento say six people are dead and at least nine others have been injured after a shooting in downtown Sacramento.

The Sacramento Police Department said the shooting happened early Sunday morning (Sunday evening AEDT).

Video posted on Twitter showed people running through the street of the Californian city as the sound of rapid gunfire could be heard in the background.

A roadblock is set a block away from the scene of a mass shooting in Sacramento, California. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) (AP)
Emergency personnel walk near the scene. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) (AP)

Video showed multiple ambulances had been sent to the scene.

Police provided few details about the circumstances surrounding the shooting but said in a tweet that a “large police presence will remain and the scene remains active”.

Phone messages seeking comment were left with the Sacramento police.

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