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One dead, one injured in south Sacramento shooting

Police investigate the crime scene at Meadowview Road and Amherst Street on Feb. 22, 2015.
Police investigate the crime scene at Meadowview Road and Amherst Street on Feb. 22, 2015. Ellen Garrison

One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting in south Sacramento on Sunday afternoon, police said.

Just before 2 p.m., the two victims, both in their 20s, were driving near Meadowview Road and 22nd Street when they were shot by an unknown assailant or assailants. One victim was pronounced dead at a hospital and the other, was hospitalized but expected to survive, according to police spokesman Doug Morse.

The car with one victim suffering from a critical gunshot wound was found at Meadowview Road and Amherst Street, almost a mile from the scene of the shooting. Officers were later notified about the second victim with the non-fatal gunshot wound, who had arrived at a local hospital.

Police believe the victims were shot while they drove their car by the occupant(s) of a second moving vehicle, according to a department press release.

Investigators are attempting to locate addition subjects who were in the victim’s car at the time of the shooting, the press release said.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Call The Bee’s Ellen Garrison at (916) 321-1006

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