Suspect(s) still at large near City College campus, campus officials take 41 minutes to warn students via text

Shortly before 4 p.m., 6-7 shots were fired on campus at Sacramento City College near the baseball field.  One person was struck and died on the scene.

Two other people were also shot, one critically, but it’s not clear if those shootings occurred on campus or on Gerber Road where the suspect allegedly started shooting.

There have been conflicting reports on the suspect or suspects. Initially, the Sacramento Police department reported seeking a suspect who was described as a Pacific Islander male dressed in cargo shorts but with no shirt. Another report from the Los Rios police indicated that authorities are seeking two males, one African-American wearing black pants and the other Hispanic, wearing a black shirt and carrying a black bag. Police are also reportedly searching for a “dirty gray van” that the suspect or suspects were driving, Police are also going door-to-door in nearby neighborhoods.

The campus is currently on lock down and police are evacuating students room-by-room from the building.

Witness reports indicate it took two minutes for campus police to respond and 10 minutes for Sacramento City police to show up.

According to those on the scene it took 41 minutes for the campus to issue a warning via text and 53 minutes for the same warning to go out via phone call.

There is at least one editor for The Express, City College’s student-run newspaper, reporting on the scene.

Full disclosure, I am a co-advisor for that paper.

Follow the paper’s Twitter feed for on-scene information and photos including the one below that shows police at the scene of the crime (photo credit: The Express).


The Sacramento Bee reports that the victim has been identified as Roman P. Gonzales, 25.


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