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Man killed outside house party in south Sacramento

Photo of the scene on Cottontree Way on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.
Photo of the scene on Cottontree Way on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.

A 37-year-old man was killed outside a house party early Sunday morning in south Sacramento, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s department.

Deputies got a call about a man shot at 12:15 a.m. from the 7500 block of Cottontree Way. When they arrived on the scene, the victim was in the front yard of the house that had hosted the party, suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body, a department press release said. They began life-saving measures and Sacramento Metro Fire personnel transported the man to a local hospital, where he died.

After some investigation, deputies learned that several partyers had gotten into an argument and had been asked to leave. A few minutes later, shots were fired from a light-colored sedan and struck the victim. The car sped off south down Renton Way, the press release said.

The victim’s identity will be released after his next-of-kin have been reached.

Detectives do not yet have a suspect description and are asking the public for information related to the shooting. Contact 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 or by calling 916-874-TIPS (8477).

Ellen Garrison: 916-321-1920, @EllenGarrison