The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the fatal shooting of a man late Monday afternoon in 2300 block of Church Avenue the Arden Arcade area.
Several calls were received just after 5 p.m. reporting gunshots at Church Avenue and Bell Street. When deputies arrived, they were directed to a man who had been shot and was lying on the ground, sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Bowman said in a email. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Bowman said the man was in his mid-20s. His name has not been released pending notification of family.
Homicide detectives were called to the scene and conducted initial interviews with witnesses. As of 10 p.m. Monday, a motive for the shooting had not been determined and no suspects had been identified.
Detectives ask anyone with information regarding the incident to call the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-4357. Tip information also may be provided anonymously via the Sheriff’s Department’s website at www.sacsheriff.com, by texting 274637 and entering the key word “SSD”, or by calling (916) 874-8477.
Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.