At least six dead in centre of California state capital

An urgent search is underway for multiple suspects after a shooting in downtown Sacramento

California, left six people dead and 12 others injured early Sunday morning

Investigators are working to identify those responsible for this horrific act.

We know that a large fight took place just prior to the shootings

We know that a large fight took place just prior to the shootings

And we have confirmed that there are multiple shooters," Sacramento Police Chief Katherine Lester said Sunday afternoon.

Three men and three women were killed, Lester said, and the injured were rushed to area hospitals.

The coroner's office is working to identify and notify families of the victims, she said

Investigators were interviewing a number of witnesses and located hundreds of pieces of evidence from the scene, including a stolen handgun, Lester said