California shooting: Six killed in mass-murder including six-month-old baby

Six dead including a six-month-old baby in shooting in California home  (KFSN)
Six dead including a six-month-old baby in shooting in California home (KFSN)

Police are hunting two gunmen after a teen mother, her six-month-old baby and four others were shot dead in California.

The 17-year-old woman and her 6-month-old baby — were killed in an early morning shooting at a home in the rural community of Goshen the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office said.

Detectives found her after responding to reports of the suspected gangland shooting at 3.30am.

“Actually the report was that an active shooter was in the area because of the number of shots that were being fired,” Sheriff Mike Boudreaux told reporters.

Detectives found two victims dead in the street and a third person fatally shot in the doorway of the residence, Boudreaux said.

Three more victims were found inside the home, including a man who was still alive but later died at a hospital, he said.

The sheriff said investigators are searching for at least two suspects. They believe there is a gang connection to the killings.

The sheriff’s office conducted a narcotics-related search warrant at the residence last week, Boudreaux said.

“We also believe this was not a random act of violence. We believe this was a targeted family,” he said.

Goshen is a semi-rural community of about 3,000 residents 35 miles southeast of Fresno in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley.