Two people were found dead with gunshot wounds in a Greenhaven home early Friday.
Sacramento police were called to a residence in the 6200 block of Riverside Boulevard about 3 a.m. by the Sacramento Fire Department, which responded to a request for medical aid, said Sgt. Vance Chandler, police spokesman.
He said two adults were pronounced dead at the scene. Chandler said he did not know the gender or age of the victims.
Officers canvassed the area for witnesses and evidence, and investigators were still at the scene early Friday afternoon.
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Chandler said the shooting is believed to be an isolated incident.
Riverside Boulevard resident Louis Idleburgh, who lives directly across the street from the residence, said the home was occupied by an older man and his wife, who mostly kept to themselves.
“You’d see them come and you’d see them go. They did their garden and that’s it — they’d wave and keep going. They never bothered nobody.”
Idelburgh said he was awoken by his wife, who had heard strange noises, at around 3 a.m. Friday.
“I looked outside and there were 12 to 15 police cars,” Idleburgh said.
Elizabeth Lontayo, a neighbor two doors down from the residence, expressed concerns about the safety of the neighborhood, which she described as a tight-knit community.
“The police came to my house last night to ask if I had heard anything or seen anything, and this one time, I didn’t. I’m always watching out the windows, looking around at what’s going on,” Lontayo said. “We have security that drives around and I’m asking them, ‘Didn’t you see anything? What do you get paid for?’ ”
Idelburgh said the incident had rattled the neighborhood.
“It hits home, you know what I’m saying? It’s too close.”
Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call the Sacramento Police Department's dispatch center at 916-264-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-4357, or submit an anonymous tip using the free P3 Tips smartphone app. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.