Hector Amezcua/ hamezcua@sacbee.com

Jesus Miranda, 15, of Elk Grove, sits with his pit bull puppy near the garage where his 15-year-old nephew Bryan Castanon, who was last seen by his mother Maria Miranda before he was shot on Christmas Day near his Meadowview neighborhood. Sacramento police are still searching for clues in the Christmas night shooting. Castanon and two friends were shot during a confrontation with unknown assailants a few blocks from his apartment; he died three days later. Police have no leads.

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