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Inside shocking rise of violence plaguing Sacramento after 12 people are shot dead including 3 kids killed by their dad

THE state capital of CALIFORNIA has been hit by a horrific escalation of violence in which at least 12 people have been killed – including three children killed by their own father.

Sacramento’s shocking rise in gun crime has seen two massive shootings in recent weeks.

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Three girls were killed by their father in a church in SacramentoCredit: Go Fund Me
Sergio Harris, 38, was one of six killed in a shooting on Sunday

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Sergio Harris, 38, was one of six killed in a shooting on SundayCredit: Facebook
DeVazia Turner, 29, was also killed

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DeVazia Turner, 29, was also killedCredit: The Turner Family

An AR-15 wheel father murdered his three daughters and the person assigned to supervise his visits with them inside a church in the city in a fighting battle turned deadly.

David Fidel Mora Rojas shot dead his children – identified as Samia Mora Gutierrez, 13, and her sisters Samantha, 11, and Samarahnine – and Nathaniel Kong, 59, before turning the gun on himself.

Authorities are investigating how the 39-year-old obtained the firearm, despite the fact that he had a contact ban against him, leaving him with no gun.

It turned out that in May, the girls’ mother filed a domestic violence lawsuit against her then-boyfriend Mora before the February 28 incident.

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She warned that he was “dangerous”, adding that she was moving out of the house due to security concerns, according to Sacramento County court records quoted by the Los Angeles Times.

The order was granted for five years, allowing a mutual friend and a church member to accompany Mora under the guidance of the couple’s three children because of his “mental instability”, according to court records.

The aunt of the children Jovana Venegas made a GoFundMe site to help with funeral expenses.

Meanwhile, at least six people were killed and a further 12 injured in the early hours of Sunday as a gunman opened fire on a Sacramento street.

Shocking footage showed around 76 rounds fired in just 54 seconds in the area of ​​10th and J Streets downtown.

Among the three women and three men killed was father of three Sergio Harris, 38, while another confirmed victim was 29-year-old DeVazia Turner.

A police statement said: “Officers started life-saving measures for multiple victims at the scene. Despite these efforts, six victims died at the scene.

“Twelve other victims with varying degrees of injuries were also found.”

Videos posted on social media showed crowds of people walking down the street when the sound of rapid-fire fire rang in the background.

Police are still on the hunt for two gunmen after gunfire erupted after a fight outside bars in the area amid reports that four bodies were lying on the street 15 hours after the attack.

And in yet another display of brutality, a 16-year-old girl was shot dead in an apartment on March 17.

Castlemont High School student Marcella Garcia was found with a gunshot wound by police trying to save her life.

At the scene, police found a firearm. Her death is being investigated by murder detectives.

Meanwhile, a driver came closer to his life after his car was left with bullets in the city.

The aunt of the children Jovana Venegas made a GoFundMe site to help with funeral expenses.

The victim called police shortly after 11.30pm on March 25 to say he had been shot in his car.

Cops found him with gunshot wounds to the stomach a lower back.

He told police he was driving when another car was driving next to him and forced him to stop before opening fire.

The victim was able to crawl over to the passenger side of the Land Rover and escape – running through an open field to get away.

According to police, more than 60 shell bullets were found at the scene, with about 20 bullet holes on the driver’s side, reports kesq.

David Fidel Mora Rojas shot his children and a chaperone dead before turning the weapon on himself

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David Fidel Mora Rojas shot his children and a chaperone dead before turning the weapon on himselfCredit: Monterey County Sheriff’s Office
Police at the scene of the church shooting

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Police at the scene of the church shootingCredit: AFP
Six people were killed and 12 injured in a shooting on Sunday

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During a shooting on Sunday, six people were killed and 12 injuredCredit: AP



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