A 15-year-old boy was killed and another teen boy was injured in a shooting Tuesday night near the 5800 block of 64th Street, Sacramento Police Department spokeswoman Officer Linda Matthew said.
The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office identified the slain teen as Tamir Williams of Sacramento. The second boy, also age 15, remains in the hospital in serious but stable condition and is expected to survive, police said.
According to a department news release, preliminary information suggests that the juveniles were in the area to commit a home-invasion robbery. Police believe the shooting was an isolated incident and not gang-related, police said, although the investigation continues.
Detectives have identified all the parties involved in the incident – including the alleged shooter – but have not made any arrests, said Sgt. Bryce Heinlein, a police spokesman. Police will pass along their findings to the District Attorney’s Office, which will determine whether the shooter will be charged or whether the shooting was in self-defense.
Authorities did not say whether the suspected shooter was the target of the alleged home-invasion robbery.
Sacramento officers were sent out to the scene at 7:53 p.m., when they found the two boys. One was unresponsive while the other was conscious and talking. Officers provided medical aid until fire personnel arrived and took over life-saving efforts, police said.
Both juveniles were taken by Sacramento Fire Department personnel to an area hospital. Williams was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said.
The Police Department asks any witnesses with information about the shooting to contact the dispatch center at 916-264-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-4357 or submit an anonymous tip using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.