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UPDATE: Coroner’s Office identifies man who died in south area gunfire


The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has identified the man who died in a shooting Wednesday night outside a south Sacramento County business as Denzel Heckard, 21, of Sacramento.

Two others were wounded in the gunfire that broke out about 10 p.m. at Sunnyslope Drive and Lindale Drive, which is near Stockton Boulevard and Florin Road.

Arriving Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies found Heckard dead in the parking lot of a strip mall. A preliminary investigation determined that two other men had also been shot, but their injuries were not life-threatening.

A fourth person was injured, but not by gunfire, according to a sheriff’s press release.

A motive for the shootings is not yet known. More than one suspect is involved and the shootings were not random, authorities said.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.