SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A shooting incident in Sacramento on Tuesday morning has left two individuals dead, according to the Sacramento Police Department (SacPD). The incident occurred just before 6 a.m. in the area of Kelton Way and Main Avenue.
SacPD officers responded to reports of shots fired and arrived at the scene to find a vehicle and an adult male victim who was pronounced dead on site by medical personnel. Another male adult victim was also discovered with at least one life-threatening gunshot wound. He was immediately transported to a nearby hospital but succumbed to his injuries. The identities of the deceased will be released by the Sacramento County Coroner's Office once their next of kin have been notified.
Varied reports emerged from witnesses who contacted the police, providing varying renditions of the events. Some callers stated that a person in their late 60s to early 70s was run over by the shooter's vehicle, while others described the shooter fleeing from an SUV and being picked up by a mini-van. Additionally, some witnesses reported a mini-van dropping off an individual with a gunshot wound to the chest, who shouted that he had been shot.
In response to the gravity of the situation, homicide detectives and crime scene investigators have taken over the investigation. They have processed the scene, conducted a thorough search of the surrounding area, and interviewed witnesses to gather more information. Authorities believe that this was an isolated incident and currently do not believe there are any outstanding suspects.
Sacramento Police Department spokesperson, in a written statement, stated, "This incident remains in its early stages, and the exact circumstances of what occurred remain under investigation."
SacPD urges anyone with relevant information about the shooting to come forward and assist in the investigation. Witnesses can contact the dispatch center at (916) 808-5471 or provide anonymous tips to Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP (4357). Callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000, and anonymity is guaranteed. Tips can also be submitted using the free "P3 Tips" smartphone app.
As the investigation continues, authorities are working diligently to piece together the events that led to this tragic incident. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.
If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of self-harm or suicide, please reach out to a helpline or seek professional help immediately. In the United States, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).
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