City of Sacramento Police Department

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

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MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20101017-178
Sunday, October 17, 2010

Drive-by Shooting Leaves Four Injured

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating an early morning shooting that left four injured. 

On October 17, 2010, at 12:50 a.m., officers responded to the 6100 block of Lemon Bell Avenue on a call of subjects that were shot.  Officers arrived finding four victims with gunshot wounds.  Three male Asian victims in their early 20's were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.  A 16-year-old male Asian was transported to an area hospital with life threatening injuries. 

Homicide detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene.  Based on the preliminary investigation, it is believed that a light colored vehicle drove by and shot at a group of people who were at the residence for a party.  Detectives are investigating this incident as being possibly gang involved. 

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).  Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information.  Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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