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Sheriff: 2 shot after ‘large fight’ at Culichi Town restaurant on Arden Way, gunman flees

Two people were shot following an apparent fight at an Arden Arcade restaurant Sunday evening, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s deputies responded at about 8:15 p.m. Sunday to the 2200 block of Arden Way for reports of a shooting, sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Tess Deterding said. Two victims were found with upper-body gunshot wounds believed at the time to be non-life-threatening, Deterding said. No update on their status was available Monday morning, she said.

A suspect described as a male in his 20s is believed to have fled the scene in a vehicle, Deterding said. No further description of the suspect or vehicle was available, and no arrests have been made, she said.

Witnesses said the shooting may have followed “some type of large fight” at a business in the area, Deterding said. Video taken from the scene showed sheriff’s deputies and witnesses gathered outside of Culichi Town, a sushi and Mexican seafood restaurant.

It was not clear whether the shooting happened inside or outside of the restaurant. Crime scene investigators were at the scene until about 10:30 p.m. Deterding said.

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.