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June 18, 2020

Homicide Investigation in Rio Linda

Shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday June 17, 2020, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a call from the 7000 block of Rio Linda Boulevard in Rio Linda regarding reports of a shooting.

Deputies responded and located an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. Deputies immediately began life saving measures while fire personnel responded. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Homicide detectives responded and believe the shooting was targeted, although a motive is not known at this time. Witness interviews are still being conducted. No suspect information is available.

The identity of the victim in this case will be released by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office after identification and notification of next of kin.

Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (916) 874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP. Tip information may also be left anonymously at or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

Sergeant Tess Deterding

Sheriff’s Spokesperson

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