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Shooting leaves young woman dead on Antelope street

Homicide detectives are trying to determine if a Saturday morning shooting that left an 18-year-old woman bleeding to death on an Antelope street was accidental.

Just before 11:45 a.m., someone called 911 to report a woman bleeding in the 3300 block of Langley Way, in a residential area.

Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies responded and found an 18-year-old woman lying in the road. She had a gunshot wound to her upper torso, investigators say. Efforts to keep her alive failed, and she was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Sgt. Tony Turnbull said the victim had been sitting in a parked vehicle with two men when a gun went off. It’s not yet clear if the shooting was intentional, or if the gun went off accidentally, he said.

No names or other details have been released.

A recording of Sacramento County dispatchers directing deputies to the shooting paints a confusing picture of passers-by unclear what was happening. At least one caller thought it might have been a car accident. Dispatchers reported they could hear a female voice screaming, “He killed her,” while a male voice yelled, “What do I do?”

Ryan Sabalow: 916-321-1264, @ryansabalow