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UPDATED: Four killed during football watch party in Fresno, California

Police now say there are at least two suspects in the shooting deaths of four people at a football watch party in Fresno, California Sunday night, reports KFSN. Six others are injured.

The suspects have not been identified, but authorities believe it’s possible the victims know the shooters.

“Officers came in and saw three people who were down immediately. They were all Asian males between 25 and 30,” said Lt. Bill Dooley of the Fresno Police Department to ABC News.

Fresno is home to one of the two largest Hmong populations in Fresno, the other is Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Police say the suspect entered the backyard of the home and immediately began firing at 16 people in the yard. About 20 people inside the home, including women and children, were not injured.

Five of the injuries are believed to be serious, but are expected to survive.


The murder victims have been identified as 23-year-old Xy Lee, 31-year-old Phia Vang, 38-year-old Kou Xiong, and 40-year-old Kalaxang Thao, all lived in Fresno. Two of the victims are well known singers in the community.

Police say there’s no evidence anyone in the home is associated with a gang. No weapons have been found in the house.

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