May 18, 2013
Homicide in South Sacramento
Sheriff's Homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting in south Sacramento that left one man dead and injured another earlier this morning. Just after 12:30 a.m., deputies responded to the 4800 block of Baker Avenue in response to numerous calls of gunshots fired. Upon arrival, they located a 27 year-old man shot multiple times in the upper body. He was lying in the front yard of a home, and was pronounced dead at the scene. A 22 year-old man, shot once in the arm, was transported to a hospital and is expected to survive his injuries.
A neighborhood canvass was conducted, but no information was available with respect to identifying information of any suspect(s) associated with the shooting. One witness reported a vehicle speeding away from the location just after the gunshots, but it is unknown if it was directly related to the incident. Investigation into this crime is ongoing and the motive for the shooting remains unknown at this time.Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (916) 874-5115. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com, by texting to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword SSD, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).
Sergeant Jason Ramos,
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