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One dead, two wounded in shooting outside south Sacramento County market

South Sacramento shooting leaves one dead and two wounded

Sgt. Tony Turnbull of the Sacramento Sheriff's Department on Friday night's shooting.
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Sgt. Tony Turnbull of the Sacramento Sheriff's Department on Friday night's shooting.

One person was killed and two others wounded in a shooting outside a south Sacramento County market Friday evening.

Sgt. Tony Turnbull, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department spokesman, said two people have been detained.

The shooting was reported shortly after 7:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Sam’s Market at 4143 23rd Ave. A Sacramento Police Department patrol officer was flagged down by people who told him a shooting had occurred and the suspects had run from the area, heading north, Turnbull said..

The officer located two males running from the area and detained them. One was in possession of a gun at the time, Turnbull said, but it has be determined whether either the men or the gun were involved in the shooting.

He said investigators believe the shooting, which occurred in the market parking lot, stemmed from an argument. A 38-year-old man was fatally shot and two other men, ages 35 and 47, were transported to the hospital with wounds that were not believed to be life-threatening.

The intersection of 23rd Avenue and 42nd Street is expected to be closed for several hours, Turnbull said. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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