ARDEN-ARCADE, Calif. — A gunman shot shoppers inside the East Market and Restaurant in Arden Arcade before turning the gun on himself, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office.
Sacramento Sheriff's Deputy Zaheem Buksh told ABC10 three people were injured and taken to a local hospital. Buksh said the gunman died at the crime scene but did not release his identity.
Buksh said the sheriff's office is not currently investigating the shooting as a hate crime.
“I want (the public) to be assured that there is not someone out there in this community that’s a part of this incident out there going to cause harm to them and that they shouldn’t worry that their community is still at harm’s risk in regards to this incident," Buksh said.
Buksh said it is early in the investigation and does not know if there is any relation between the gunman and the victims at this time.
The Sacramento County Sheriff's Office said in a press release that they do not know the motive of the shooter right now and detectives are not searching for any other suspects in the shooting.
Shoppers at the East Market & Restaurant told ABC10 the store is the first Afghan market to open in Sacramento, and it is known as a safe place for the Afghan community.
Naweed Yousufi, a freelance journalist, said the shooting felt like he was in Afghanistan.
"For five seconds, like I see the picture of Afghanistan. When I came here I saw the same scene in here, same pictures," Yousufi said. "It's very horrible for me, I already got heartbreak. My heart is like broke completely."
Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact the Sheriff's Office at 916-874-5115.