Three children died after father opened fire in church then killed himself

Three children have died after a father opened fire at a place of worship named The Church in Sacramento. The father then shot himself in the head and died at the scene.

The shooting took place Monday afternoon in the Arden Arcade neighborhood of Sacramento, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to KOVR.

A fifth person was also killed in the shooting, Police Sergeant Rod Grassmann told reporters. Police called the shooting “very targeted,” according to KXTV.

Video taken by KXTV’s helicopter showed first responders carrying a person through the church parking lot. But responders were unable to revive the person after several attempts, the outlet reported.

It is not known if others were injured. Newsweek contacted the Sacramento Police Department for comment.

This is breaking news and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Sacramento officials confirmed a shooting occurred at a local church. It is not known how many people may have been injured. This photo shows a police tape at the crime scene at night.
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