Hostage Situation in Mahany Park Leaves One Dead and Three Injured

A hostage situation in Mahany Park in Roseville, California, left one person dead and three others injured, including a California Highway Patrol officer. The incident began when the officer attempted to serve an arrest warrant at the park, prompting a response from Roseville police and other law enforcement agencies. When officers arrived, they found the suspect still armed and running from the scene.[0] He then took two innocent bystanders hostage and began shooting at police as he fled. The suspect ultimately surrendered and was taken into custody, but not before he had shot both hostages, killing one and injuring the other. The officer injured in the shooting, along with the surviving hostage and the suspect, were transported to local hospitals for treatment.

The incident caused a brief lockdown of Mahany Park facilities, including the fitness center and library, but the lockdown was lifted later in the day.[1] Nearby Woodcreek High School was also briefly locked down for staff working at the school.[2] The names of the hostages have not been released until next of kin is notified.[3] The incident is under investigation, and more information is expected to be released in the coming days.

The Mahany Park complex includes several businesses, including the Roseville Utility Exploration Center, Mahany Fitness Center, and Martha Riley Community Library.[4] The incident occurred near the park's dog park, softball and baseball fields, and natural areas with trails. The park is also adjacent to a Roseville fire station, sharing a driveway with the park's parking lot.

Vice Mayor Krista Bernasconi expressed her gratitude to the first responders and partner agencies who responded to the incident and her thoughts for the victims and their loved ones. The Roseville Parks and Recreation Department announced that the fitness center, aquatics complex, and library would be closed for the rest of the day, and the park's softball fields, baseball fields, and dog park would be closed the following day. However, the day camps would remain open.

0. “Roseville issues update on shooting in Mahany Park” Roseville Today, 7 Apr. 2023,

1. “1 dead, CHP officer injured, suspect in custody after shooting at Roseville’s Mahany Park” KXTV, 6 Apr. 2023,

2. “Where was suspected shooting in Roseville? Police say area is safe, but stay clear” Sacramento Bee, 6 Apr. 2023,

3. “Hostage killed, CHP officer and other bystander shot in Roseville shooting, officials say” KCRA Sacramento, 7 Apr. 2023,

4. “Hostage killed, CHP officer injured in Sacramento-area shooting. Suspect arrested” Brunswick News, 6 Apr. 2023,