A party in California turned deadly early Saturday morning when a shooting broke out, claiming the life of a 17-year-old girl and injuring five others.
Authorities reported that the shooting occurred at a party in Chico, California, in the early hours of Saturday, May 6. According to Chico Police Chief Billy Aldridge, patrol officers received a call about gunfire that had erupted on Columbus Avenue and several victims who were shot.
Responding officers discovered six people who had been shot. Unfortunately, one of them, a 17-year-old girl later identified as Justina Stubbe, a former student at Las Plumas High School, was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
The remaining victims, a 17-year-old female and two males aged 21 and 19, were treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a nearby hospital and are currently in stable condition. An 18-year-old and a 20-year-old male were treated and released from the hospital. Authorities have not released their identities due to the early stage of the investigation.
Chief Aldridge noted that it seemed to be an isolated shooting, and there was no ongoing threat to the community.
However, the police had been called to the same home about 30 minutes before the shooting and arrested a man suspected of brandishing a firearm. This person matched the description of someone asked to leave a separate party around a mile away earlier that night after a fight broke out, resulting in two people being hospitalized.
Investigations into the shooting are ongoing, and police closed off several streets on Saturday to allow investigators to gather evidence. Police found at least three parked cars with bullet holes and shattered windows.
According to Lt. Brian Miller, the area is frequently known for receiving many 911 calls.