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1 dead, 1 critically hurt in south Sac shooting, closing light-rail tracks, police say

Police are investigating the scene of a south Sacramento shooting that left one dead and one critically wounded.

Sacramento Police Department spokesman Eddie Macaulay said police received a 911 call about 4:40 a.m. Thursday reporting shots fired near Indian Lane and Wah Avenue, a residential area near the train tracks.

Officers located a person suffering from a gunshot wound, and the Sacramento Fire Department transported the victim to a hospital, where the person is listed in critical condition, Macaulay said.

“While our officers were initially on scene, they were alerted to a second victim,” who was pronounced dead on scene, Macaulay said.

The investigation is active and in early stages, Macaulay said. No identifying details regarding the victims or possible suspect or suspects were available as of 8:30 a.m. Macaulay said it is believed to be an isolated incident, with no remaining threat to the area.

Authorities were investigating the neighborhood and parts of the nearby field surrounding the train tracks Thursday morning. The investigation was expected to continue for several hours, Macaulay said.

Railroad/light-rail tracks were closed between Florin and 47th Avenue stations due to the crime scene, according to police and Sacramento Regional Transit. RT tweeted that a “major service disruption” in the area was expected to last a couple of hours, and a bus bridge was put in place to transport riders between the 47th Avenue and Florin RT stations.

Jeff Bailey, a resident about four houses down from the cordoned section of Wah Avenue, said he heard a series of five or six gunshots at about 4:30 a.m. while he and his wife were having a biblical discussion.

“Quick succession pops,” Bailey said. “It wasn’t like someone was taking aim, it was like they were rolling by quickly. Maybe firing out the window that was just the thought that we had in our head.”

This is a developing story. Please check sacbee.com for updates.

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