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. 20100901-153
Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Deadly Shooting Being Investigated

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating a shooting that led to the death of 19-year-old Christopher Xiong.

On August 31, 2010, at 9:09 p.m., officers responded to the 7600 block of 52nd Avenue on sounds of gunshots.  Officers arrived and found victim Christopher Xiong shot in front of his residence.  Xiong was transported to the hospital where he later died. 

Detectives are actively investigating a motive for this incident and urge anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES).  Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information.  Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Sacramento Police Media Relations · (916) 808-0808 · spdpio@pd.cityofsacramento.org

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