“We hope all of our fans have returned home safely,” the duo said.
Six people were killed and 12 injured in a shooting in Sacramento early Sunday morning just outside the Crest Theater where music duo Aly & AJ performed. And, according to the couple, their tour bus was “caught in the crossfire” as gunfire rang out.
Just before noon on Sunday, Aly and AJ Michalka tweeted about the situation from their official accounts, sending a message of support to the victims and their families.
Our bus was caught in the crossfire but we sheltered in place and everyone in our tour group is fine. Thanks for everyone. A reminder to keep your loved ones very close today. We need to do something about gun violence in this country.
“Distraught over the mass shooting last night outside the venue in Sacramento. Our hearts go out to the families of those who lost their lives and those recovering today,” they posted. “We are praying for the healthcare workers caring for them. We hope all of our fans have returned home safely.”
“Our bus was caught in the crossfire but we sheltered in place and everyone in our tour group is fine,” they added. “Thank you to everyone who reached out. A reminder to keep your loved ones very close today.”
The two concluded, “We need to do something about gun violence in this country.”
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Gunfire erupted around 2 a.m. as a large crowd gathered near 10th and K streets. The Crest Theater is located just one building from this intersection. Three men and three women were killed in the shooting, while 12 were injured.
“Investigators are working to identify those responsible for this horrific act,” Sacramento Police Chief Katherine Lester said. CNN Sunday afternoon. “We know that a big fight took place just before the shooting. And we have confirmed that there were several shooters.”
The suspects are still at large.
President Biden released a statement on the shooting on Sunday, saying that “once again” the country “mourns another community devastated by gun violence.”
“Families have changed forever. Survivors left to heal visible and invisible wounds,” he continued, before thanking the first responders. “We know those lives weren’t the only ones impacted by the gun violence last night. And we also mourn the victims and families who don’t make national headlines.”
He also issued a call to action, asking Congress to take greater action on gun control.
“Ban ghost guns. Require background checks for all gun sales. Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Repeal liability immunity for gun manufacturers,” he said. -he writes. “Pass my budget proposal, which would give cities more funding they need to fund police and fund crime prevention and response strategies that can make our cities safer. These are just some of the actions Congress must take urgently to save lives.”