During Black Friday Shopping at Arden Fare Mall, shots rang out. According to police radio traffic, first arriving officers stated hundreds of people were pouring out the doors of the mall.

The following is a direct repost from the Sacramento Police Department Media Release:

On November 27, 2020 at approximately 6:11 p.m., Sacramento Police Department patrol officers responded to the 1600 block of Arden Way for a report of shots fired. When officers arrived on scene, they located two victims that had been shot. One victim, a 17-year-old male, was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Despite the efforts of medical personnel, the victim succumbed to these injuries and was pronounced deceased hours later. The other victim, a 19-year-old male, sustained life-threatening injuries from the shooting and was pronounced deceased on scene by fire personnel.

Homicide detectives and crime scene investigators have responded to take over the investigation. The motive for this shooting remains under investigation. However, based on the preliminary investigation detectives believe this shooting is an isolated incident and not the result of an active shooter. Detectives have a limited suspect description of an African American male in his 20’s.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office will release the identity of the adult victim after next of kin have been notified.

The Sacramento Police Department encourages any witnesses with information regarding this investigation to contact the dispatch center at (916) 808-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP (4357). Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000. Anonymous tips can also be submitted using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app.

According to a social media post, a vigil was planned for Saturday evening, at Arden Fair Mall, remembering the two deceased young men.

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