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King City Mass Shooting, 11 Shot, 4 Dead, Suspects at Large

The King City mass shooting suspect vehicle was reported stolen from Pacific Grove.

King City mass shooting investigation update.

King City police have released a photo of a stolen vehicle used by the suspects in the mass shooting. Credit King City Police Department

The King City Police Department held a conference to update the community on an investigation into a mass shooting that occurred on Sunday night in King City.

King City police have released a photo of a stolen vehicle used by the suspects in the mass shooting.

King City Police Department Press Release

DATE/TIME: March 3, 2024 @ 6:00 PM
LOCATION: 200 Block N. 2nd Street

SUSPECTS: Unknown – Outstanding

MEDIA CONTACT: James Hunt, Chief of Police [email protected]

On 3/3/2024, at approximately 6:00 PM, officers from the King City Police Department were dispatched to 200 Block of N. 2nd Street on a report of shots fired. Investigation revealed a total of eleven victims sustained gunshot wounds. Four adult victims succumbed to their injuries and were declared deceased. Seven adult victims were transported to hospitals within Monterey County for medical treatment. Two of the victims are in critical condition while the other five have non-life-threatening injuries.

The shooting occurred in the front yard of the residence where several people were celebrating a birthday. A silver Kia pulled up in front of the residence. Three males exited the vehicle and shot multiple rounds at the party goers in the front yard. The suspects got back in their vehicle and fled the scene. The suspects were wearing dark colored clothing and had dark colored masks over their heads. They have not been identified and remain outstanding. The investigation is ongoing and to protect the integrity of the investigation, no further details will be released at this time.

The King City Police Department would like to express our condolences to the families and friends of the deceased and those that were injured. This is truly a sad day for the entire King City community. We share in your grief and assure you that we are taking all possible steps to identify the suspects and bring them to justice.

King City Mayor Mike LeBarre added, “The murders and shootings that occurred yesterday evening were a terrible tragedy for our entire community. We are heartbroken and share our deepest sympathy with the family and friends of those who were killed by this ruthless act of violence. We want to respect the privacy of the families that are suffering, but please know the City is here to help provide or access any resources that would be of assistance and support. I want to assure the community that we are taking all actions and dedicating all resources in our power to bring these criminals to justice, and we will continue to expand our extensive activities and programs dedicated to preventing violence.”

The King City Police Department would like to thank the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Greenfield Police Department, Soledad Police Department, Seaside Police Department, Pacific Grove Police Department, Salinas Police Department, and the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office for their assistance with this investigation. The City is accessing all available resources through its partnerships to maximize the response.
The City of King is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects involved. Anyone with additional information regarding this case is encouraged to contact King City Police Department Sergeant Josh Partida at 831-386-5988 or [email protected]; or the WeTip line at 1-800-78-CRIME. Your call may remain completely anonymous.

The King City Police Department would like to remind the community that these suspects are considered armed and dangerous. Should you encounter them or the vehicle, please call 911. Do not attempt to contact them yourselves.

Source: KSBW Action News 8

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