KCRA 3 NEWS AT 5 AND MORE ON THE DEADLY SHOOTING DURING A FATHER’S PLAN TO FAMILY VISITATION DAVID MORA ROJAS SHOT AND KILLED HIS THREE DAUGHTERS AND THEIR BARONE INSIDE A SACRAMENTO CHURCH YESTERDAY POLICE SAY THAT THE FATHER THEN TURNED THE GUN ON HIMSELF. WELL TODAY WE HAVE LEARNED THE IDENTITIES OF ALL FIVE. PEOPLE KILLED. YEAH, THE CORONER’S OFFICE IDENTIFIED THE GUNMAN AS GALSTON JUST MENONTIED 39 YEAR OLD DAVID MORA ROJAS INVESTIGATORS. SAY THE MOTHER OF THEHREE T GIRLS HAD A RESTRAINGNI ORDER AGAINST HIM THE DAUGHTERS RANGE IN AGES FROM 9O T 13 YEARS OLD NATHANIEL KONG WAS THIS PERSON SUPERVISING THAT VISIT THE SHOOTING HAPPENED AT THE CHURCH IN SACRAMENTO ON WIDE AWAY. THE ARDEN AREA OF SACRAMENTO COUNTY. YEAH, WE HAVE AEA TM OF REPORTERS WORKINGN O THIS STORY THROUGHOUT THE DAY. WE’RE GOING TO SRTTA RIGHT NOW WITH KCRA3’S RELEASE DATE MITRI AND LISAE. WE LEARNED THE THREE GIRLS ALL WENT TO SCHO IOLN THE NATOMAS SCHOOL DISTRICT. GOLDSON THE OLDEST 13 YEAR OLD SAMIA MORA GUTIERREZ WAS A STUDENT HERE AT LEROY GREEN ACADEMY IN THE NATOMAS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT HER YOUNGER SISTERS, NEIN YEAR OLD SAMARA AND 10 YEAR OLD. THAT WENT TO BANNON CREEK SOOCHL AND WE’VE LEAEDRN SAMANTHA WAS KILLED JUST DAYS BEFORE HER BIRTHDAY. SHE WOULD HAVE CELEBRATED HER 11TH BIRTHDAY TOMORROW ACCORDING TO COURT RECORDSOD TAY THE NATOMAS SCHLOO DISTRICT HAD ITS SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SUPPORT TEAM AND CHAPLAINS FROM THE CRSAAMENTO POLICE DEPARTMENT AVAILABLE AT THE TWO SCHOOLS. THE GIRLS ATTENDDE TO PROVIDE GRIEF COUNSELING AND SUPPORT DEBORAH HEARD SAYS HER 14 YEAR OLD GRANDDAUGHTER IS A STUDENT AT LEROY GREEN ACADEMY. MY HRTEA HURTS FOR THE FAMILY FOR THE MOTHER THE GRANDPARENTS. FOR THIS WORLD. IT JUST IT’S SAD BUT I REALLY FEEL THAT MOTHER. I I CAN’T IMAGINE LOSING. I ONLY HAVE ONE CHILD. I CAN’T IMAGINE LOSING THAT ONE CHILD AND HE’S AN ADULT. I JTUS STILL CAN’T LOSING MY SON. THE SCHOOL DISTRICT SAYS TREHE ARE VERY FEW WORDS THAT CAN GIVE COMFORT RIGHT NOW FOR THIS UNSPEAKABLE TRAGEDY, BUT THEY SAID FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS. LET’S FOCUS ON TAKING. EACH OTHER WE’VE ALSO CONFIRMED THE PARENTS AND THE CHILDREN WERE MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH IN SACRAMENTO WHERE THE SHOOTING HAPPENED YESTERDAY LIVE IN SACRAMENTO COUNTY LIVESMY A TREE KCRA 3 NEWS. I THANK YOU SO MUCH. THAT CHURCH WAS THE SCENE OF THIS HRIORFIC CRIME AND TODAY WE LEARNED ROJAS WAS LIVING THERE AND HAD JUST GEON OUT OF JAIL AND MARICELO DE LA CRUZ CONTINUES OUR COVERAGE RIGHT NOW. SOMEBODY SELL A TELLS U A LITTLE BIT AUTBO WHAT YOU LEARNED ABOUT THIS ACCUSED SHOOTER. I WILL WE ARE ACTUALLY AT THE LOCATION RIGHT NOW WHERE A MEMORIAL HAS ALREADY BEEN SET UP AND MANY PEOPLE HEAV BEEN STOPPING BY DROPPINGFF O FLOWERS CANDLES AND STUFFED ANIMALS IN HONOR OF THOSE VICTIMS AND WERE AND JUST ABOUT AN HOUR NEIGHBORS WILL BE HOLDING A VIGIL. THE SUSPECT IDENTIFIED AS 39 YEAR OLD DAVID MORARO ROJAS LIVED AT THE CHURCH THROUGH A RESTRAINING ORDERBT OAINED BY KCRA. WE FOUND OUT TTHA THE MOTHER OF THE THREE VICTIMS. INTO HER CONCERNS ABOUT ROJAS’S MENTAL INSTABILITY AND REQUESTED A FRIEND OFER HS TO BE PRESENT DURING VISITATION HOURS IF THE ORDER INCLUDED THE CHILDREN HE WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO SEE THEM THIS. VISITATION WAS FACILITATED BETWNEE THE MOTHER AND THE FATHERND A THIS OTHER CHAPERONE HERE, THIS WAS NOT DONE. THROUGH LAW ENFORCEMENT. THERE WAS NOT A SOCIAL WORKER OR COURT, YOU KNOW LIAISON. WE SPOKE TO THE MERCED COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND THEY COIRMENFD THAT DAVID MORAR ROJAS WAS ARRESTED ON FEBRUARY 23RD BY CHPN I LOS BANOS FOR DUI RESISTING ARREST AND ASSLTAU ON A PEACE OFFICER. HE POSTED BAIL THE NEXT DAY. THEY TOLD US THAT THEY WEER NOT AWARE ABOUT DAVID’S RESTRAINING ORDER IN SACRAMENTO COUY.NT I CAN’T SPEAK TO ANOTHER COUNTY AND WHAT THEY KNEW OR DID NOT KNOW I DO KNOW THAT RESTORING ORDERS ARE SUBJECT AND THEY ARE AVAILABLE ALLTO LAW ENFORCEMENT SO THERE IF TTHA CHECK WAS MADE THAT WOULD BE SEEN THERE. AND THROUGH SOME FAMILY MEMBERS. WE ALSO LEARNED THAT RASOJ WORK DADDY’S SACRAMENTO AREA RESTAURANT ACTUALLY NEAR THE LOCATION OF THIS CHURCH AND JOE HAS HAPPENED SCHEDULED TO WKOR TODAY LIVE IN SACRAMENTO MARISELA DE LA CRUZ KCR 83 NEWS. I’M MARICEL. THANKS FOR THAT PART OF OUR COVERAGE TODAY. WE ALSO HAVE SOME NEW DETAILS ON THIS COURT APPROVED SUPERVISED VISITS THAT MORA ROJAS WAS ABLE TO HAVE WITH HIS CHILDREN FROM ENWH HE WAS ABLE TO SEE THE LITTLE GIRLS TO HOW MUCH TIME HE WAS ABLE TO SPEND WITH. AND KCRA3 INVESTIGATES BRITTANY JOHNSON JOINS USIV LE CONTINUING OUR TEAM COVERAGE NOW, SO BRITTANY WHAT WERE YOU ABLE TO FIND OUT TODAY? WELL, TSHI IS THE RESTRAINING ORDER TTHA WE HAVE GONE THROUGH ALL DAY. THE MOTHER SAID DUE TO DAVID MORA ROJAS’ INSTABILITY. SHE ASKED THAT THE COURT ORDER VISITATION WITH HIS CHILDREN BE SUPERVISED THE COURT GRANTED ROJAS UP TO FOUR HOURS OF SUPERVISED VISITATION WITH HIS CHILENDR EVERY WEEKEND VISITS WERE SUPERVISED IN THIS CASE BY A FRIEND OF THE MOTHERS THE DOCUMENT GOES ON. SAY IF THE SUPERVISOR IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR FOUR HOURS DURING THE NORMAL VISITATION DAYS THE VITSSI WLDOU CORRESPOND WITH HIS AVAILABILITY ROJAS WAS ALSO ORDERED TOAR PTICIPATE IN A MINIMUM OF 16 GROUP SESSIONS FOR ANGER MANAGEMENT. ONCE HE COMPLETED AERNG MANAGEMENT, HE WOULD BE ABLE TO RE FILE FOR UNSUPERVISED VISITS IN GENERAL THE ISSUE OF VISITATION IS VERY COMPLEX, BUT HERE’S SOME BACKGROUND. THERE ARE TWO TESYP OF SUPERVISORS WHO USUALLY FACILITATE VISITS THIS SOMEONE WHO IS PAID BY THE COURT OR SOMEONE WHO IS LIKELY UNPAID OR WHO IS A FRIEND OR OTHER NEUTRAL PARTY OUT AT THE SCENE TODAY. PEOPLE WENT TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS TO THE VICTIMS ONE WOMAN. WHO WAS THERE A DOMTICES VIOLENCE SURVIVOR? WHO SAID THIS ALL HITS CLOSEO T HOME AND TOLD ME SHE KNOWS FIRST HAND THAT A RESTRAINING ORDER IS NOT ENOUGH TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE. IT CLDOU BE BETTER. THEY SHOULD DO BETTER, YOU KNOW, JUST TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE. HAD A RESTRAINING ORDER. HE SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO EVEN BE AROUND THE MOTHER OR HIS DAUGHTERS. AGAIN, THE RESTRAINING ORDER STATES THE FATHER’S VISITATION RIGHTS WERE FOR EITHER SATURDAY OR SUNDAY THE DEADLY SHOOTING HAPPENED MONDAY EVENING RIGHT NOW. IT’S UNCLEAR WHY

5 killed in Sacramento County church shooting identified, officials say

All five people killed on Monday after a church shooting in the Arden area of Sacramento County have been identified. A gunman shot and killed his three children and a chaperone present during a supervised visit for the kids before turning the gun on himself, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said.According to the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office, the three girls were 10-year-old Samantha Mora Gutierrez, 9-year-old Samarah Mora Gutierrez and 13-year-old Samia Mora Gutierrez. Fifty-nine-year-old Nathaniel Kong was also killed. Leer en españolThe gunman was identified as 39-year-old David Mora Rojas.The Natomas Unified School District told KCRA 3 the girls attended Bannon Creek and Leroy Greene Academy.”There are very few words that can give comfort right now for this unspeakable tragedy. There will be a range of emotions from our students and staff, particularly at the schools where the students attended – Bannon Creek and Leroy Greene Academy,” Natomas Unified officials said in a statement.Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said the mother of the children had a restraining order against the father. According to the sheriff’s office, people with restraining orders against them are not legally allowed to have a firearm.The shooting happened Monday around 5:07 p.m., which is when a church worker who heard the shots went outside to call dispatchers, the sheriff’s office said.

All five people killed on Monday after a church shooting in the Arden area of Sacramento County have been identified.

A gunman shot and killed his three children and a chaperone present during a supervised visit for the kids before turning the gun on himself, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said.

According to the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office, the three girls were 10-year-old Samantha Mora Gutierrez, 9-year-old Samarah Mora Gutierrez and 13-year-old Samia Mora Gutierrez. Fifty-nine-year-old Nathaniel Kong was also killed.

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The gunman was identified as 39-year-old David Mora Rojas.

The Natomas Unified School District told KCRA 3 the girls attended Bannon Creek and Leroy Greene Academy.

“There are very few words that can give comfort right now for this unspeakable tragedy. There will be a range of emotions from our students and staff, particularly at the schools where the students attended – Bannon Creek and Leroy Greene Academy,” Natomas Unified officials said in a statement.

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said the mother of the children had a restraining order against the father. According to the sheriff’s office, people with restraining orders against them are not legally allowed to have a firearm.

The shooting happened Monday around 5:07 p.m., which is when a church worker who heard the shots went outside to call dispatchers, the sheriff’s office said.

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