A woman who was shot in the head Friday afternoon remains in critical condition, according to Sgt. Bryce Heinlein, a spokesman for the Sacramento Police Department.
Authorities received reports of gunfire at the 1200 block of Isabel Street, north of downtown near Richards Boulevard, around 3 p.m.
The first officer on the scene found a woman with a gunshot wound to the head sitting in the driver’s seat of a car.
The car had crashed and was stopped on a neighborhood lawn, located in a low-income housing project.
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“She hit a pole and veered off the road,” Heinlein said. “The car came to rest on the lawn area.”
Police are looking two potential witnesses believed to have been in a car at the scene when the shooting occurred but who fled immediately following the incident.
“We have no indication that they were involved with (the shooting) but more that they were trying to get away,” Heinlein said.
Homicide detectives were brought in to take over the investigation given the severity of the woman’s injuries, Heinlein said.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing, according to Heinlein.