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Gunshot victim found dead on south Sacramento street identified

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The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has identified the man killed in a south Sacramento shooting as Jose Gasca Rojas.

Gasca Rojas, a 48-year-old Sacramento resident, was pronounced dead shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday after being found near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and 44th Avenue with a gunshot wound to his chest.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department did not immediately have a suspect or motive for the killing.

Detectives are asking 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).