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Was anyone arrested for a 1978 shotgun slaying outside a South Land Park home?

Q: On May 3, 1978, Curtis D. Kwong was killed on his front porch in the Land Park area. At that time, no one was arrested. Has anyone been found to be responsible?

Georgette, Sacramento

A: A search of The Sacramento Bee’s archives turned up no reports of arrests in the slaying of 24-year-old Curtis D. Kwong.

Kwong was killed about 1 a.m. May 3, 1978 by two shogun blasts in front of his parents’ home on Mead Avenue, south of Sutterville Road. Police reported that the gunman ran to a car parked nearby in which another man waited.

The two men fled in the vehicle, almost crashing into a pickup truck at Mead and Sutterville, and one of the men fired a blast at the truck, according to a story in The Sacramento Bee. The gunman was described as black, in his early 20s, about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighing 135 pounds.

For the next three years, Kwong’s killing was among cases featured in The Bee’s Secret Witness program. A $10,500 reward was offered for information leading to conviction of the killer.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy