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Pregnant woman and child shot in south Sacramento, police say

Lacam Circle
Lacam Circle

A pregnant woman in her 20s and her 5-year-old child were injured in a shooting in south Sacramento on Sunday, Sacramento police said.

Police received a 911 call reporting the shooting in the area of Lacam Circle shortly after 10 p.m., said Officer Eddie Macaulay, spokesman for the department.

When officers arrived, they found the woman and child suffering from gunshot wounds, he said. The victims were shot a few blocks away near the intersection of 77th Street and Marin Avenue and drove to Lacam Circle, where police found them, he said.

The woman and her child were transported to a hospital and are in serious but stable condition, Macaulay said. Both are expected to survive.

Macaulay said police are not providing information on a suspect at this time. Police are still investigating the incident.

Angelo Mendoza, 12, who lives on the corner of 77th Street and Marin Avenue, said he was riding in a car with his mother, Maria Mendoza, as they were driving home when they heard about four gunshots Sunday night. Mendoza said they didn't actually see what happened, just heard the shots when they were about a block from their house.

“I thought that was fireworks, but it wasn’t," Mendoza said, adding that the shots surprised him. “There was never gunshots here before.”

Another resident in the area, Jesse Jimenez, who was inside his home on the corner of 20th Avenue and Bradford Drive when the shooting happened, said he also hadn't seen anything but had heard what he thought was about 15 gunshots.

“All we heard was the shots,” said Jimenez.