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.
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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.