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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – More crowds of protesters gathered in Sacramento on Saturday to protest the death of George Floyd, who died while in police custody in Minneapolis earlier this week. Protesters descended onto the state Capitol grounds Saturday morning before making their way down K Street to the Golden 1 Center. From there, the crowd of several hundred people moved onto Interstate 5 and shut down the roadway Saturday afternoon. Download the all-new CBS Sacramento app What started out as a peaceful protest soon turned in a different direction. The glass doors at the front of the Sacramento County Jail were also smashed sometime just before 4:30 p.m. Windows of abandoned buildings were shattered, fires were set, businesses like Macy’s, 7-Eleven, Sharif Jewelers and Kicx Unlimited were looted and buildings were covered in graffiti that read George Floyd’s name and “Black Lives Matter.” The Sacramento Police Department announced just after 10:45 p.m. that police units and outside agencies were being deployed to the areas where the looting and vandalism were occurring. ADVISORY: There have been reports of looting and vandalism in the downtown area. SPD…
SOUTH SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A grass fire along Highway 99 in South Sacramento caused major traffic congestion in both directions. Caltrans said shortly before 5 p.m. on Saturday that smoke from the fire was causing low visibility on the highway near Fruitridge Road. Northbound traffic on the highway was being temporarily held. #TrafficAlert update: Traffic on NB Highway 99 near Fruitridge Rd in Sacramento will be temporarily held due to vegetation fire. @CHPSouthSac @CHP_Valley1 pic.twitter.com/SERfQM6Y1j — Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) May 31, 2020 Some lanes were blocked as fire crews were working along the highway
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A 16-year-old boy is in custody after a teenager suffered a fatal gunshot wound and another person was shot in the Rosemont area on Friday night, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said. Authorities said the 18-year-old male victim suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene. The second victim, a 31-year-old man, also suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body but is expected to survive. The shooting happened at around 8:30 p.m. in the 9000 block of Tuolumne Drive. Investigators said they determined that both victims were shot during an altercation. The young suspect was booked into juvenile hall on charges related to the shootings. The identities of the involved parties were not yet released.
The Los Angeles mayor said National Guard troops were being sent in to the nation’s second-largest city after a fourth day of violent protests Saturday saw demonstrators clash repeatedly with officers, torch police vehicles and pillage businesses.
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Hundreds of people continue to protest in Sacramento against the police custody death of George Floyd on Saturday.
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Target announced it is temporarily closing many of its stores across the country as people protest and march against the police custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
A man was killed after a shooting in Stockton, police said Saturday.
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Target announced on Saturday that it will temporarily be closing a number of its stores as protests of the death of George Floyd continue on. “We are heartbroken by the death of George Floyd and the pain it is causing communities across the country. At this time, we have made the decision to close a number of our stores. We anticipate most stores will be closed temporarily,” the company said in a news release. Several locations in Minnesota and dozens of locations across the country, including the greater Sacramento area will be closed until further notice. Closures in and around the Sacramento area include: 8101 Cosumnes River Blvd. in Sacramento 2505 Riverside Blvd. in Sacramento 5001 Madison Ave. in Sacramento 4707 Pacific Ave. in Stockton 430 Blue Ravine Rd. in Folsom and several Bay Area locations Target said employees impacted by the closures will receive pay for up to 14 days of scheduled hours, including COVID-19 premium pay. Impacted employees can also work at other store locations. Floyd died earlier this week while in police custody, an event that has sparked numerous…
STOCKTON (CBS13) – A shooting that occurred in Stockton earlier this week has turned fatal, authorities said. The shooting happened at around 2:15 a.m. on Monday (May 25) in the 2400 block of Burlington Place. The Stockton Police Department said the victim, 29, engaged in an argument with the suspect, who pulled out a gun and shot the victim. Stockton police said hospital staff reported that the victim died from his injuries on Saturday. His identity has not yet been released. A homicide investigation is underway and the only suspect description available is that the shooter was a black male adult. Anyone with information relevant to the fatal shooting is asked to contact the Stockton Police Department.