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With the predominance of shootings lately, it seems after any event — a theater opening, a parade, a holiday — if a shooting is in the mix, we are not overly surprised. Such is the case with a shooting that took place outside of Old Sacramento on this New Year’s Eve.

What began as an argument inside a bar at 9:38 p.m. Monday soon escalated into a physical confrontation. When an employee attempted to disperse the fight, he was shot, as were another man and a woman. A security guard responded by firing at the shooter, and after a gun fight, in which both were injured, the 22-year-old shooter escaped into the crowd of holiday revelers.

Nevertheless, he was quickly chased down and apprehended by authorities.

  
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The midnight fireworks that were anticipated to attract 40,000 people were canceled. The name of the 22-year-old has not been release pending further investigation. He, the security guard, and a 30-year-old woman survived with relatively minor injuries. The bar employee and the other man, who both suffered multiple gun wounds, are dead.

With such a pattern as this, with guns coming into play during public events, it does unsettle things and put an edge of angst in the air.

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