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Victim identified in Hagginwood Park fatal shooting

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A coroner investigates deaths of persons dying from criminal violence, accidents, suicide, sudden unexpected deaths (without an attending physician), any suspicious or unusual circumstances, or when the decedent is unidentified. Here's a look.

A man who was shot and killed last Friday in north Sacramento has been identified by the coroner’s office.

Darius Woods, 23, of Sacramento was found at Hagginwood Park in the 3200 block of Marysville Boulevard at 9:13 p.m. July 12 with at least one gunshot wound, according to a Sacramento Police Department news release and coroner records.

Police responded to the area in response to a shooting, and Woods was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

No arrests have been made, and the incident remains under investigation by homicide detectives.

Police urge anyone with information about the homicide to call the dispatch center at 916-808-5471, call Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-HELP, or submit an anonymous tip using the free “P3 tips” smartphone app.

Check out Sacramento Crime Stoppers' most wanted criminals for the week of Aug. 13, 2019.

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Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.
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