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Downtown Sacramento shooting injures one

A man was shot early Sunday morning at Fifth and J streets in downtown Sacramento, Sacramento police said.

The shooting occurred at about 2 a.m. Sunday during an argument between the victim and another individual, said Sacramento police spokesman Eddie Macaulay. According to investigators, the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot the victim several times, he said.

The victim managed to get the attention of a patrol car at Fifth and I streets, Macaulay said. An ambulance brought the wounded man to the hospital, where he remained in stable condition, he said.

No arrests have been made, Macaulay said, and officers are trying to determine which of multiple suspect descriptions is most reliable.

A CBS13 report said the shooting took place outside The Pier, a nightclub close to the corner of Fifth and J streets, but Macaulay couldn’t confirm any connection between the incident and the club, saying it’s “too early to tell.”

Two weeks ago, on Aug. 11, a shooting at another downtown nightclub, Parlare Euro Lounge, injured a bouncer and a patron. The lounge closed later that week, after an investigation into a series of disorderly activities at the venue led the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to suspend the club’s liquor license.

“These are two separate, isolated incidents,” Macauley said of the violence on Sunday and Aug. 11. “Police resources downtown are elevated on the weekends and around the entertainment venues as well as around the (Golden 1 Center) … so people should feel safe going downtown and enjoying the nightlife.”

Hannah Knowles: 916-321-1141, @KnowlesHannah