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. 20110824-144
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Shooting Found to be Self-Inflicted

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a 19-year-old female.

On Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at 12:51 pm, officers responded to Power Inn Road and Ramada Ave on a woman who had been shot. The Fire Department responded and declared the victim deceased at the scene.

The Sacramento Police Department's Homicide detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene. Based on the investigation thus far, it appears the victim was meeting with her friends when she shot herself.  At this time detectives are still trying to determine the facts and circumstances that led up to the self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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