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Prosecutors Allege Multiple Men Killed In Sacramento Shooting Had Gang Ties

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Prosecutors are alleging that three of the men killed in the K-Street mass shooting in Downtown Sacramento have ties to gangs.

In court documents filed with the Sacramento County District Attorney's office, investigators claim Joshua Hoye-Lucchesi, Devazia Turner and Sergio Harris were affiliated with gangs and that tensions were brewing between two rival groups before the shootout. Court documents filed late last week by Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert’s office are still largely focused on Smiley Martin, a recent parolee who officials say they will charge with being a felon in possession of a handgun and machine gun — the Glock with aftermarket auto sear — that night. Martin is currently recovering at a Sacramento hospital from injuries sustained during the shooting.

The court documents outline the gang affiliations attributed to five men at the scene that night, including the three who were killed, and additionally provide a glimpse at how police came to decide the incident resulted from a gang dispute involving five shooters. “In the video, filmed while the three men were in north Sacramento (territory claimed by the Del Paso Heights Bloods), both Joshua Hoye and defendant Smiley Martin discuss going to downtown Sacramento while armed to loiter outside nightclubs, display gang hand signs to the camera, point firearms at the camera, openly and repeatedly state their allegiance to the 'Garden Blocc Crips' and boast about shooting rival gang members,” the 13-page document says.

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