Family assistance center opens at Cal Expo to support victims and families affected by K Street shooting

The City of Sacramento, in partnership with the American Red Cross and the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, has opened a family assistance center at Cal Expo to support victims and families affected by K Street shooting.

Located at 1600 Exposition Blvd., the center will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To access the center, please use the Lot D entrance. (Signage and staff will be onsite to direct people to the location; click here for a site map.)

“This center is a place for those who were present at the incident and family members of the victims to receive information about supportive services to help them through this tragic event,” said Jeanelle Gottlob, emergency program manager for the City of Sacramento.

The center is staffed by victim witness advocates from the County DA’s office, the Red Cross emotional support team and Sacramento crisis/trauma chaplaincy. Additional community agencies may also be present to provide support and assistance, Gottlob said.

At the center, family members of deceased victims will be connected with trauma resources and other appropriate services. This includes application for assistance with funeral expenses.

For additional information about the family assistance center, please call 311.

Around 2 a.m. Sunday morning, gunfire from at least two shooters killed six people and wounded 12 others in downtown Sacramento near 10th and K streets.

The Sacramento Police Department was on scene immediately and is asking the public for support in its ongoing investigation.

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