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. 20110519-086
Thursday, May 19, 2011

Police Investigate Murder

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating a double shooting that occurred in south Sacramento.

On Thursday, May 19, 2011, at 10:10 a.m., officers responded to the 7900 block of Marla Way on a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and found two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. A male in his 50's was declared deceased at the scene and a female in her 40's was transported to the hospital for treatment of her injuries and is expected to survive.

The Sacramento Police Department's Homicide Detectives and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to the scene.  At this time, detectives are actively investigating the circumstances that led to the homicide. Based on the preliminary investigation, detectives do not believe it was a random act, nor was it a hate crime. Investigators have yet to identify a suspect(s) but he was described as a male dark skinned, short, thin build, short hair, wearing a yellow sweatshirt. He fled the scene in a gold vehicle.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) 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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