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Two people found dead in Sacramento street in robbery, marijuana home invasion

Marijuana grow house crime scene after double homicide in south Sacramento

Sacramento Police Department spokeswoman Linda Matthew describes the details of the shooting on the 5900 block of 68th Street Sunday. Two people are dead after an attempted home invasion on an illegal marijuana grow, Matthew said.
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Sacramento Police Department spokeswoman Linda Matthew describes the details of the shooting on the 5900 block of 68th Street Sunday. Two people are dead after an attempted home invasion on an illegal marijuana grow, Matthew said.

Two people shot to death were found in the middle of a south Sacramento street minutes after 4 a.m. Sunday in an apparent robbery and home invasion at an illegal marijuana grow house, according to the Sacramento Police Department.

Officers arriving at the 5900 block of 68th Street found the two bodies lying in the road, said Sacramento Police Department spokeswoman Officer Linda Matthew. Their identities were not immediately released.

Police closed 38th through 40th avenues and 66th through 69th streets during the morning homicide investigation.

Around the same time Sunday morning, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call reporting a male gunshot victim in the 6800 block of Cunningham Way, about 1.5 miles from the grow house. That case was believed to be tied to the fatalities, Matthew said. That person was taken to an area hospital.

Police are investigating whether more suspects were involved in the crime and whether the dead people were part of the grow operation or were robbing the house, Matthew said. She said that violent crimes associated with marijuana growing operations have been on the rise.

Ellen Garrison: 916-321-1920, @EllenGarrison

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