A man in his 30s was shot Monday afternoon in a Land Park area apartment and taken to the UC Davis Medical Center in serious condition, Sacramento police officials said.
Police responded to a 3:45 p.m. call when they found the victim outside a Marina Vista public housing apartment in the 300 block of River Bend Circle, according to Officer Justin Brown, a Sacramento Police Department spokesman. The victim was still conscious and able to walk when police arrived.
Brown said police believe the shooting was not random and are trying to determine if it was a potential act of domestic violence. They were interviewing witnesses Monday and had yet to identify a suspect.
Residents of nearby apartments gathered across the street from shooting scene. Those interviewed said they had neither witnessed nor heard the shooting. They came outside when police arrived to try to find out what was going on.
Most said they generally felt safe in the neighborhood.
Monica Romero said she has lived in the public housing complex for six years. “I feel safe here.” she said. “I’m not scared … Everybody kind of looks out for everybody.”
Cristal Bogard, a 10-year resident, said the biggest obstacle to tackling crime in the neighborhood is the reluctance of witnesses to report what they see. “If I was a witness to this, I would say something,” she said.
Bogard said she was particularly concerned that the shooting occurred during the daytime when children were playing outside.