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Woman shot dead outside Antelope home on night before Thanksgiving

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Sacramento Bee file

Editor’s note: This post was updated Thursday afternoon with the release of the victim’s name.

A woman was shot dead in front of her Antelope home just after parking her car the night before Thanksgiving, sheriff’s officials said.

The incident occurred shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 4200 block of Hartlepool Way, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies arrived at the scene after dispatchers received several 911 calls about gunshots in the area.

Jessica Chavez, 28, was found in the street with a gunshot wound to her head. Despite life-saving efforts, she was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency personnel.

Detectives believe the gunman approached and shot her just after she had gotten out of her car, which she parked on the street. A dark-colored sedan fled the scene, according to witnesses.

The shooting is not believed to have been a random act, the Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

Detectives have asked anyone with information to call the Sheriff’s Department at 916-874-5115 or Crime Alert at 916-443-4357. Tips can be left anonymously at or 916-874-8477.

Kevin Yamamura: 916-326-5548, @kyamamura

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