‘Several’ killed in California backyard shooting

Fresno Police Lt. Bill Dooley speaks to reporters at the scene of a shooting at a backyard party Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in southeast Fresno, California (AP)
Updated 18 November 2019

‘Several’ killed in California backyard shooting

  • Dooley said police were looking for surveillance footage and witnesses to track the suspects

LOS ANGELES: Several people were shot dead while watching a football game at a central California home on Sunday, police said.

Police were called to the scene after at least two people snuck into the backyard of a home in Fresno, around 200 miles (320 kilometers) north of Los Angeles, and opened fire.

“What we found were several individuals deceased in the backyard,” said Fresno police spokesman Bill Dooley.

Local media outlets reported that four people were killed. Police have not released a death toll but said nine people had been shot in the attack.

Dooley said police were looking for surveillance footage and witnesses to track the suspects.


Black box, cockpit voice recorder recovered from India plane crash site

Updated 32 min 4 sec ago

Black box, cockpit voice recorder recovered from India plane crash site

  • The plane was repatriating Indian nationals from Dubai
  • Death toll rose to 18, and 16 passengers are severely injured

NEW DELHI, India: The black box and cockpit voice recorder have been recovered from the site of an Indian passenger aircraft crash in a southern state, a top official at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation told Reuters on Saturday.
The Air India Express plane, which was repatriating Indians stranded from Dubai due to the COVID-19 pandemic, overshot the runway of the Calicut International Airport in heavy rain near the southern city of Kozhikode on Friday.
On Saturday, the death toll rose to 18, with 16 people severely injured in the crash.