Mass shooting that left 4 dead, 6 injured was gang-related, Fresno Police say

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno Police announced on Tuesday that they have made arrests in the mass shooting at a football-viewing party last month that killed four people and injured six.

The announcement came a day after an officer told Action News the shooting was gang-related.

Fresno Police will hold a press conference on Tuesday at 11 a.m.

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The tragic incident took place at an east central Fresno home on November 17.

Around 30 people had gathered at the house for a party held to watch a football game on television. The gathering was described as peaceful and quiet before at least two suspects entered the backyard and opened fire on the 16 men who were in the yard.

In a press conference held to give information on the shooting, Fresno Police Chief Andy Hall had announced a new Asian gang task force, in part, because of the upcoming Hmong holiday that draws thousands to Fresno every year.

"We haven't seen a spike in Asian gang violence in awhile. And we're starting to see it now as we're heading into the Hmong new year celebration. We just want to get ahead of it," Hall had said.

However, he was careful at the time to say he had no information connecting the victims to gangs.

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Leaders in the Hmong community later expressed some concerns about the creation of the task force and the link it may suggest between the Hmong community and gangs.

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