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
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MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20130324-044
Sunday, March 24, 2013

Fatal Shooting

On Sunday, March 24, 2013, at approximately 1:05 a.m., the Sacramento Police Department responded to the 2200 block of River Plaza Drive regarding reports of a shooting and a large disturbance involving multiple people.  Additional reports that were received indicated someone at this location had been shot.   

Officers arrived within minutes and discovered a Black male adult victim in his 20s inside of an apartment.  The victim appeared to have sustained multiple gunshot wounds and the Sacramento Fire Department pronounced him deceased at the scene.  A second shooting victim, Hispanic male in his 30s, was also located inside the apartment.  The second victim was transported to an area hospital with what appears to be non-life threatening injuries.

The initial investigation by responding officers revealed the shooting occurred during a large party inside the apartment where the victims were found.  Multiple people were seen fleeing the area either on foot or in vehicles after the shooting occurred. 

Sacramento Police Homicide Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators were called out to assist with the investigation. There is no known motive at this time and detectives are working to find out what prompted the deadly shooting.  No arrests related to this incident have been made.

Detectives believe that multiple witnesses were present at the party and are asked to please notify police with any information regarding this incident.   

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this investigation to contact the Communications 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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