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Midtown shooting leaves one dead, another in serious condition

One man dead, another injured in midtown shooting

A shooting in midtown Sacramento left one man dead and another in serious condition early Saturday, according to the Sacramento Police Department.
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A shooting in midtown Sacramento left one man dead and another in serious condition early Saturday, according to the Sacramento Police Department.

A shooting in midtown Sacramento left one man dead and another in serious condition early Saturday, according to the Sacramento Police Department.

The shooting was reported in the 2100 block of 16th Street about 1:32 a.m, police said in a news release. Crime scene investigators were gathering evidence in the parking lot of the Flame Club later Saturday morning, as police tape blocked off access to the front and back of the business.

According to the news release, officers found an unresponsive man with a life-threatening gunshot wound after the incident was first reported. A second man, who also suffered a gunshot wound, was located close by in the neighborhood of homes and small businesses.

Both men were transported to a local hospital, the department said. One of the men was pronounced dead there, while the other remains in serious condition.

A woman who identified herself as the bar’s owner declined to comment on the shooting Saturday.

Erin Rogers, who lives in an apartment building across from the bar, said she “woke up to gunshots” but did not see anything in connection to the shooting. She added that in the past two years she’s lived in the apartment, she’s heard gunshots fired near the bar on three occasions.

“It’s annoying,” Rogers said. “We want to feel safe in our homes, and we don’t.”

Steve Jones, an instructor at United Martial Arts College on 16th Street near the bar, said the bar’s patrons can get rowdy.

No arrests have been made in the case, which is being investigated as a homicide, police said. The name of the deceased will be released by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.

Police ask witnesses with information about the homicide to contact the dispatch center at 916-264-5471 or Crime Alert at 916-443-HELP (4357). People can also submit an anonymous tip using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Nashelly Chavez: 916-321-1188, @nashellytweets

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