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. 20130227-032
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Police Investigate Deadly Shooting

 

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting that occurred in a south area residential neighborhood.

On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at approximately 11:38 a.m., the Sacramento Police Department responded to the 3500 block of Reel Circle regarding several gunshots being fired and a male subject down near the roadway. Officers arrived within minutes and located a male subject lying near the intersection of Reel Circle / Detroit Boulevard. The subject, a male in his 20's, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Another gunshot victim was located near a residence on the same block. The subject, a male in his 20's, was transported to an area hospital with several gunshot wounds. His injuries, at this time, do not appear to be life threatening. This individual is believed to be a resident of the home where the incident initiated.

At this time detectives believe the deceased male, and possibly another person, approached the residence on foot and got into an altercation with the hospitalized subject. The confrontation escalated and it is believed the resident and one of the other subjects produced handguns and began firing. It is unknown what led to the initial altercation.

Due to this incident, Susan B. Anthony Elementary School, located on Detroit Boulevard, initiated a lock down which lasted for approximately one hour. No injuries or incidents were reported on the campus.

Sacramento Police Homicide Detectives and CSI were called out to assist with the investigation. The investigation is on-going and the facts preceding the shootings have yet to be determined.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or 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.

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