A “morning massacre” in Goshen, California, killed at least six people, including a mother and her 6-month-old baby, according to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office.
The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of shots fired just after 3:30 a.m. on Monday, according to a news release, adding, “The reporting party thought an active shooter was in the area because of the amount of shots being heard.”
According to Sheriff Mike Boudreaux, responding deputies found six victims, including two in the street and one in the doorway of the home where the shooting occurred. At least one man was also shot in the head, he added, and the mother, who was 17 years old, and the child were both shot in the head.
“We do have family that has been escorted from the scene, we do have survivors,” he explained, adding that investigators are still trying to determine how they managed to escape what he described as a “horrific massacre.”
According to the sheriff’s office, the attack does not appear to be a random act of violence, but may be related to gang activity. It comes after deputies executed a narcotics search warrant at the residence a week earlier.
According to Ashley Schwarm, a spokesperson for the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, while they cannot confirm the shooters are from a cartel, they believe it to be a “cartel-style execution.”
There are at least two suspects being sought by detectives, according to the sheriff’s office.