Young adult shot and killed on Auburn Blvd

SACRAMNETO, CA – Sacramento Police responded late Sunday evening for a report of a man found laying in the roadway following the sound of gunfire on Auburn Blvd. near Marconi Circle.

An unresponsive male, in his 20s, was located by responding officers and pronounced deceased at the scene by the Sacramento Fire Department.

Homicide Detectives along with Crime Scene Investigators were summoned and began processing the scene for evidence.

Detectives believe that the victim was confronted and possibly chased on foot in the area by two unknown men just prior to the fatal shooting. The suspects fled on foot immediately after the incident and were last seen running westbound on Marconi Circle toward Highway 80.

The investigation continues to be ongoing and a specific motive is still not yet known. No arrests have been made at this time.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information about this homicide to contact 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.

Update: Sacramento County Coroner has identified the victim as Justin Oliphant, 27.

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