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2 killed in seven separate shootings over 48 hours

03/16/2014 6:44 PM

10/08/2014 11:45 AM

Fourteen people were shot – two fatally – in seven locations over a 48-hour period in Sacramento, authorities said Sunday.

About 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Sacramento police reported that two people were injured in a drive-by shooting in the 3900 block of 34th Street and were being treated at a hospital. About 8 p.m., another unidentified person was shot in the 2500 block of 35th Street and was rushed to a hospital.

Police said the two were apparently unrelated.

A short time earlier, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department responded to a fatal shooting in the parking lot of the Home Depot on Florin Road.

The cases marked the close of an especially violent weekend in Sacramento, which also saw two separate shootings on Friday night and two more on Saturday.

The last of the Saturday shootings was at 10:30 p.m. at the Aspen Park Apartments in the 4900 block of Mack Road, authorities said.

“Some narcotics were found at the scene last night, so we’re looking at all aspects,” said Officer Michele Gigante, spokeswoman for the Sacramento police. “We’re not ruling out gang activity or narcotics.”

The three victims in that case, all men in their 20s, were sitting on a staircase in front of an apartment when several people wearing hooded sweatshirts walked up. Words were exchanged between the two groups before the shooters fired at the victims and fled, police said.

When police arrived, Gigante said, they found two of the three victims in front of an apartment unit and some unspecified drugs on the ground near the shooting site. The third shooting victim was nearby.

Police on Sunday, authorities said three or four people were being sought in the Mack Road shootings.

The three wounded men were taken to an hospital. One man shot in the upper body was reported in critical condition. A second had a minor gunshot wound to his hand. The third victim suffered gunshot wounds to his head and lower body, but the injuries were not life-threatening, authorities said.

Earlier Saturday, about 7:30 p.m., Sacramento police heard gunshots near Exposition Boulevard and Heritage Lane, not far from Cal Expo. Soon afterward, a man arrived at a hospital with gunshot wounds to his legs, police said.

Authorities said the man’s injuries were not life-threatening and that the shots had been fired by the passenger in another car.

Friday’s shootings were reported about 8:30 p.m. and 11:20 p.m.

In the earlier episode, three people were targeted by the occupants of a light-colored sedan in a drive-by shooting on Thurman Way, west of Stockton Boulevard and south of Fruitridge Road.

Officials for the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department said the occupants fired at least five shots. Three people suffered gunshot wounds to the lower body. They were taken to a hospital with injuries not expected to be life-threatening.

The fatal shooting occurred later that night at a home in the 7000 block of Rock Creek Way. Two of the home’s occupants were wounded and taken to a hospital, Sacramento police reported. Both were expected to survive.

Isac Vang, 24, of Sacramento was declared dead in the backyard of the home.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a man had driven to the home, stepped out of the vehicle and fired multiple rounds into the home’s partially opened garage door. The victims were among people inside the garage who were celebrating a family event.

After the shooting, the gunman returned to the car and fled. A motive for the shooting was unknown, but gang detectives are looking into the case, authorities said.

Sacto 911 Staff

Bill Lindelof
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Cathy Locke
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Andy Furillo
Superior Court
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@andyfurillo

Denny Walsh
Federal Court
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