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.
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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?”