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Sacramento New Year's Eve Shooting: 2 Killed In Violence After Fireworks

01/01/2013 11:06 am ET

A deadly shooting broke out in Sacramento killing two people and wounding three others during New Year's Eve festivities.

Police arrested a 22-year-old suspect who allegedly opened fire during an argument inside a bar in Old Sacramento, CBS reported.

A 35-year-old patron and a 20-year-old employee were killed, police said. A woman who was with the 35-year-old man was injured, too. Hearing the gunshots shortly after a 9 p.m. fireworks display, a security guard brandished a firearm. He exchanged fire with the suspect and both men were injured.

"I saw the gun in his hand," a witness told CBS. "He was just screaming and shooting."

Another woman told KTXL that she saw the gunman fire 10 rounds into one of the victims.

The shooter fled the bar, but was apprehended by police. He was hospitalized, as was the injured bouncer. Cops have not identified the suspect.

The violence tainted the revelry that drew 40,000 people ushering in 2013. Authorities canceled a second fireworks show that had been scheduled for midnight, according to KXTV.

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