One person was fatally shot and three others critically wounded early Monday in what police say was a gang-related shooting in southwest Santa Rosa.
The shooting was reported shortly after midnight in the 1500 block of Beachwood Drive, where a large group had gathered to set off illegal fireworks, Sgt. Christopher Mahurin said.
A silver Honda Accord drove by and witnesses told police they heard gang challenges coming from the car, then shots were fired from inside the car.
A 35-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy and 17-year-old boy were hit by gunfire, police said. As the car was driving away, someone in the street fired at the car and then shots came again from the vehicle, hitting a 29-year-old woman.
The Honda then crashed into a parked car and an unknown number of people got out and ran away, police said.
The 35-year-old man, whose name was not releasd, died at the scene. The three other victims were hospitalized in critical condition, Mahurin said.