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Police search for suspect who shot at West Sacramento officer

Vicinity of 600 block of Walnut Street in West Sacramento.
Vicinity of 600 block of Walnut Street in West Sacramento.

A SWAT team has been called to a West Sacramento neighborhood where a police officer said he was shot at Saturday evening.

Sgt. Roger Kinney of the West Sacramento Police Department said one of the agency's officers was conducting a welfare check in the 600 block of Walnut Street and suddenly heard a gunshot close by around 6 p.m.

"The officer felt the gunshot was very close to him and he felt it was directed at him," Kinney said. He said other individuals confirmed hearing a gunshot, too. The officer was not injured.

The officer's patrol car was parked a couple houses away and he took cover until backup arrived. The officer jumped in the car of the first officer to respond to his call and they safely retreated from the scene, Kinney said.

Police set up a perimeter and are waiting to enter the scene again until a SWAT team arrives to secure the area, which could take several hours. It's unclear where the shot came from and police do not have any suspects at this time, Kinney said.

Officers from the Sacramento Police Department, the Yolo County Sheriff's Office and the California Highway Patrol are also on scene.