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Suspect arrested in Old Sacramento shooting

Tuesday, January 01, 2013
In this image provided by Robert Petersen police inspect the scene of a shooting outside the Sports Corner Cafe in Sacramento Calif.

In this image provided by Robert Petersen police inspect the scene of a shooting outside the Sports Corner Cafe in Sacramento Calif. Monday Dec. 31, 2012. Police say two people died and three others were injured in a New Year's Eve shooting after a fight in a restaurant in the Old Sacramento area. After the shooting, police decided to cancel the area's midnight fireworks show, which were part of the New Year's Eve celebration. (AP Photo / Robert Petersen)

Police have a suspect in custody for a New Year's Eve shooting at a bar in the Old Sacramento area that killed two people.

Authorities say the 22-year-old was among three people wounded Monday evening. His injuries and those to a security guard and a woman are not life threatening.

Police say it started as an argument inside the bar and escalated. When an employee tried to break it up, he was shot, as were the woman and another man.

That man and the employee died at the scene.

Authorities say the armed guard heard the gunshots and got into a gunfight with the suspect and both were wounded.

Afterward, police canceled the midnight fireworks show that was expected to draw as many as 40,000 people.

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