SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Detectives are investigating a serious car crash in South Sacramento and if it may be connected to a shooting.

Just before 1:30 Sunday morning, Sacramento police officers responded to a call of shots fired heard in the area of 24th Street and 38th Avenue.

When officers arrived to the area, they located a passenger vehicle that had crashed into a tree and was fully-engulfed. Officers noticed the occupant was still in the vehicle and they pulled him out. The occupant was reportedly unconscious when he was pulled out. Paramedics arrived to the scene and transported the occupant to a nearby hospital.

Witnesses told officers they heard gunshots prior to the crash occurring. Detectives were called to the scene and have taken over the investigation. It’s unknown at this time if the car crash and the shots fired are related.

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