Sacramento police say the shooting at a North Natomas home shortly after 10 a.m. Monday involved two men believed to be acquainted with one another and that it may have been drug-related.
Police spokesman Officer Matthew McPhail said the shooting occurred at 10:08 a.m. in the 2800 block of Tourbrook Way, west of Interstate 5 and south of San Juan Road. A man entered the victim’s home by unknown means and the two became involved in an altercation in which the victim was shot.
The intruder fled and the victim went to a neighbor’s house to summon help. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of what police said were not life-threatening injuries.
McPhail said it is believed there was some sort of relationship between the two men, which may have involved drugs.
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McPhail said officers searched the neighborhood with the assistance of police dogs. The Merryhill preschool on Karitsa Avenue was placed on lockdown as a precaution during the search and was lifted about 11:30 a.m.
As of early afternoon, police had not located the man sought in the shooting and had not released a description of him. McPhail said investigators were still on scene and likely to be there for several hours.