At least nine people were injured, several fatally, in a shooting in Fresno (California state) on Sunday, November 17. The incident reportedly took place in the backyard of a home on Lamona Avenue at around 18:00 (local time). Local police officers did not immediately announce an exact death toll, nor any information on the shooter or shooters. Local media outlets report that police have not taken anyone into custody. Emergency medical staff and police officials are deployed to the scene. Authorities have closed several roads in the area while an investigation is underway as of 21:45. Details are still emerging. Avoid the area.
A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected in the area over the coming hours.
Individuals in Fresno, and California more generally, are advised to avoid the area, report suspicious objects and behavior to the police, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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