A pair of black Nike sandals, a carton of melted ice cream and bullet holes were the only things left Tuesday morning outside a Foothill Farms duplex after a shooting that killed a 22-year-old man hours before.
Sacramento Sheriff’s Department investigators were still at the scene shortly before noon, photographing bullet holes left on a garage door and talking to neighbors in the 5100 block of Karm Way.
Deputies first received reports of the shooting a little after 1 a.m. Tuesday. When they arrived, they found a 22-year-old man with gunshot wounds to his upper body. He was declared dead at the scene.
A dark-colored compact car was seen fleeing the shooting site after gunfire rang through the neighborhood, the Sheriff’s Department said.
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Sgt. Tony Turnbull, a department spokesman, said investigators believe the shooter fired a gun from the car. The shooting was likely not random, he said.
The shooting victim was visiting a friend at the time of the shooting, Turnbull added.
Jafet Medina, who lives in the other half of the duplex where the shooting happened, said he was awake when the gunshots were fired.
He did not go outside immediately, but when he did, Medina saw the 22-year-old face down on the driveway.
“He was by himself,” he said. “I didn’t see his face.”
Medina said he was not sure if he recognized the man, adding that several people often passed in and out of the home.
The duplex had two security cameras in front of the separate units, though Medina said his did not work.
Turnbull said a second man was outside with the 22-year-old at the time of the shooting, but he was not struck.
Another neighbor, Janae Coleman, said she initially thought the gunshots were someone banging on her door. She sent her boyfriend outdoors to check what happened, but he did not see anything, she said.
Anyone with information about the shooting should contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP or leave anonymous tips at (916) 874-TIPS (8477).