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Man found dead with gunshot wound in south Sacramento

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A 48-year-old man was found dead with a gunshot wound early Sunday in south Sacramento, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department said.

Dispatchers received a 1 a.m. call of shots fired near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and 44th Avenue, according to spokesman Sgt. Tony Turnbull.

Deputies found the victim with a gunshot wound in his upper body. Emergency personnel pronounced him dead.

Sheriff’s detectives had not yet determined a suspect or motive. The victim’s identity will be available once his family is notified.

Detectives ask anyone with information to call the Sheriff’s Department at 916-874-5115 or Crime Alert at 916-443-HELP (4357). Tips can also be left at or 916-874-TIPS (8477).