It is a new house of horror that has been discovered in the United States. In the small Californian town of Goshen, six people including a six-month-old baby were found dead. On Monday January 16, 2023, the police made this gruesome discovery. All the bodies were shot dead. Investigators suspect an attack linked to a gang war. Shortly before 4 a.m., police responded to a shooting. Arrived on the spot, the police came face to face with two lifeless bodies in the street. Upon entering the house, they find that four other people have been hit.

A 17-year-old mother and her six-month-old baby were shot in the head. “We believe this is not a random act of violence,” but that this “family was targeted,” said Mike Boudreaux, sheriff of Tulare County in central California. “A message has been sent,” he added. Police are now looking for two suspects. “It wasn’t indiscriminate violence,” the sheriff continued. And for good reason: the house in which this “terrifying massacre” took place had been raided in a narcotics case a week earlier. “Gangs”, possibly involved in drug trafficking, “are linked” to this attack.

The issue of weapons

A new tragedy which adds to the already very high number of people who died by gunshots in the United States. 49,000 Americans have died, or more than 130 deaths per day, more than half of which are suicides. One in three adults owns at least one weapon and almost one in two adults lives in a household where there is a weapon. Once again, the question of firearms is singled out but also of the presence of gangs in the American West.

House of horror in California: an entire family decimated in a "terrifying massacre"

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