3 gunshot wounds, stabbed during a pigeon competition
The Sutter County Sheriff’s Office said several subjects began shooting and stabbing people during the event.
ROBBINS, Calif .– Three people were injured during a pigeon race in Robbins, Calif. On July 10.
The Sutter County Sheriff’s Office said a shooting and stabbing occurred around 3 p.m. on July 10 in the Acacia Street and Del Monte Avenue neighborhood in Robbins.
MPs discovered that a “big event” had taken place in the area, later determined to be a pigeon race, when four vehicles pulled up along with several people who had “handguns and swords”. They said the subjects started shooting and stabbing the victims during the event.
The Sutter County Sheriff’s Office said three people were shot and stabbed at the event “because of a dispute,” according to a press release. They said the dispute was a lingering issue a few weeks earlier at another pigeon racing event.
The victims tried to get to the hospital on their own, but eventually stopped and called 911 for medical help. According to the press release, two of the victims were shot in the food and thigh, respectively, and have since been discharged from hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The third victim was hit in several places and stabbed in the neck. It remains in critical condition.
Two of the suspects in the incident have been identified and arrested. Karanjeet Singh was arrested on July 11. The Sutter County Sheriff’s Office did not specify what his charges were. Satvir Singh Cheem was arrested on July 14 on several counts, including attempted murder.
The Sutter County Sheriff’s Office said in the press release that other suspects had been identified, but did not mention if any other arrests had been made.
Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to call the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office at 530-822-2310.