Bullets strike water near teen rowers during regatta in Sacramento

Members of a youth rowing team narrowly escaped serious injury or death when a gunman opened fire on them during a competition in California, according to reports.

The incident unfolded in West Sacramento on the afternoon of April 20, but footage and information just surfaced this week amid a fruitless investigation by local authorities.

The Oakland Strokes boys rowing team was racing down the Sacramento River during a regatta in the capital city when shots rang out and bullets began striking the water just feet from their vessel.

A video taken by a parent was published on social media by KTVU reporter Henry K. Lee on Thursday.

“No parent should give any thought to sending a child to a sporting event…and think, ‘My child might get shot today.’ ” Teen boys w/@OaklandStrokes rowing team shot at in the Sacramento River. Reported w/@arasmusKTVU. @WestSacPD on the case. https://t.co/xNQOf8sB0E pic.twitter.com/kztgGxW87j

— Henry K. Lee (@henrykleeKTVU) May 10, 2024

At least three shots can be heard, apparently alarming at least one of the teen boys who can be seen looking around in surprise as he continues to row.

“I was pretty shocked. I think all of us were. It’s horrifying,” Fred Ackerman, parent of a 15-year-old boy in the boat at the time, told KTVU.

“No one saw the shooter. There were dozens and dozens of people. There were boaters, there were people fishing, there were people walking along the path. Police don’t know where the shots came from.”

Authorities have not apprehended or identified any suspects in the case, according to the latest available updates.

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