SACRAMENTO - Two people were shot near the main entrance of Cal Expo Saturday night as many people were arriving for "Naughty Gras," a music and dance event sponsored by a local radio station.
Cal Expo police say it happened right after 10 p.m. near the entrance of Parking Lot A/B off of Exposition Boulevard, when one or two men fired at two people standing about 40-50 yards away. A police sergeant said at least four shots were fired. Police don't know what provoked the shooting.
The injured victims took off running for help. They were taken to UC Davis Medical Center to be treated. One victim was shot in the leg and the other victim was wounded in the hand and side. Hospital officials said the injuries to both victims were not life threatening.
Police say the suspects took off running into the parking lot. Officials said witnesses described the shooter as an African American man wearing either a black hoodie sweater or a beanie, running toward Capital City Freeway.
The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department worked with Cal Expo police in the search. Police brought in a K9 unit to help.
A police helicopter circled above telling incoming guests to avoid the area because of the shooting.
By 11:20 p.m., Parking Lot C/D was opened and attendees were allowed to enter and park. Event organizers said around 2,400 tickets were sold and that most of the people at the event did not know about the shooting outside. The event at its scheduled time of 1:30 a.m.