City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20090520-105
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Homicide Detectives Investigate South Area Murder

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating a late night homicide that occurred in the 7800 block of Summerview Way. 

On Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at 10:53 p.m., Officers were patrolling the area and heard numerous gun shots south of Mack Road near Center Parkway.  While Officers were checking the area, a call came in stating someone had been shot in the 7800 block of Summerview Way.  Officers responded and found two people shot in front of a house. Victim #1- male, Black, 21-years-old died at the scene.  Victim #2-male, Black, 19-years-old was transported to U.C. Davis Medical Center and was listed in serious but stable condition.

Homicide Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene.  At this time it is believed that the two victims, who are neighbors, were standing outside when two suspects approached and shot the victims.  It is unclear at this time the motive for the shooting.  The suspects are described as being male Blacks wearing dark clothing. 

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.

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