SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A person has died after being shot late Wednesday in South Sacramento.

Just before 10:00 Wednesday night, Sacramento Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a shooting on Green Tree Drive near Franklin Boulevard.

When deputies arrived, they found three victims seated in a parked vehicle who had been struck by gunfire. A fourth victim also suffering from a gunshot wound was located inside a nearby residence. Paramedics arrived a short time later and transported the victims to local area hospitals.

The first victim, a 20-year-old male, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and later died at the hospital. The second victim, a 24-year-old male, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the upper-body. The third victim, a 42-year-old female, suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. The fourth victim, a 20-year-old male, suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. The second, third, and fourth victims are all expected to survive their injuries.

A preliminary investigation by detectives revealed that the four victims were seated in the parked vehicle when an unknown suspect-vehicle drove alongside and started firing gunshots towards the victims. The suspect-vehicle is being described at this time as just a black SUV containing an unknown number of occupants. Detectives are canvassing the area searching for any witnesses or security camera footage to better assist them in identifying the suspect-vehicle.

The victim was later identified as 20-year-old Colin Jamal Elder of Sacramento.

The motive for this shooting is unknown at this time. Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to please contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP. Tip information may also be left anonymously at or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

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