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Man shot to death in Rio Linda drive-by identified by coroner

The scene of a fatal drive-by shooting late Sunday in Rio Linda was closed off by authorities.
The scene of a fatal drive-by shooting late Sunday in Rio Linda was closed off by authorities.

Sacramento County sheriff’s detectives are investigating a late night drive-by shooting in Rio Linda that left a man dead.

Dispatchers fielded a 911 call about 10 p.m. Sunday from someone who said several shots had been fired in the 1100 block of G Street in Rio Linda. Another caller told dispatchers that a man had been shot in the torso.

Someone took the victim – later identified by coroner’s officials as Raymond Anthony John Velasquez, 26, of Sacramento – to a hospital before deputies could arrive. Velasquez was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Witnesses told deputies that they heard a vehicle speeding away after the gunshots. Velasquez was shot while standing outside a home.

The motive for the shooting was not known, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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