The 22-year-old man killed at a North Highlands house party early Saturday morning has been identified as Isaiah Bridgett by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.
Bridgett was shot in the head after fights broke out as a house party was winding down in the 700 block of Plumber Way. Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies responded to the party on Plumber Way around 3 a.m. Saturday after a caller reported hearing gunfire at a party with between 200 and 300 attendees.
Partygoers initially told the police that the sounds were fireworks and not gunfire, but Bridgett and a second victim later showed up at a local hospital. The second victim, a 21-year-old man, was hit in the arm by a bullet.
Detectives who returned to the party site believe there was more than one shooter. One suspect was described as a black male, in his late teens to early 20s, with short dreadlocks. He was reportedly seen leaving the scene on foot, Sacramento County sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Tony Turnbull said.
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Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the Sheriff’s Department at 916-874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-HELP. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com or by calling 916-874-TIPS.