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One man shot and killed, one in custody following ‘isolated event’ in East Sacramento

One man is dead and another is in custody after an incident Friday night on the 800 block of 53rd Street in East Sacramento, according to the Sacramento Police Department.

Officers responded to at a call around 8 p.m. near the The Table at the Central United Methodist Church and located two men when they arrived in the area, one of which had suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to a Sacramento Police Department press release.

The gunshot victim was pronounced dead at the hospital, said Vance Chandler, police department spokesman.

Police said other man found at the scene was detained in connection with the incident. Police said both of the men, who were not identified, were involved in an incident that led up to the shooting but did not give specific details.

“This was an isolated event,” Chandler said.

While the investigation is still ongoing, police say everyone involved in the incident has been identified and no further suspects are sought.

Police are asking any any witnesses with information regarding this incident to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or submit an anonymous tip using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.

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