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UPDATE: One man killed in shooting in south Sacramento neighborhood, police say

One man was declared dead by first responders after a shooting in south Sacramento on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

After receiving reports of a shooting at at 1:50 p.m, officers responded to the 1400 block of 68th Avenue, said Officer Karl Chan, spokesman for the Sacramento Police Department. The area is a residential neighborhood near Freeport Boulevard, south of Florin Road.

Authorities found a man with “major injuries,” Chan said, but he died shortly afterward.

As of 4:30 p.m., Chan said police had taped off the scene, but did not have a suspect description and were not conducting a manhunt in the area.

68th Avenue is closed from Amherst Street to Putnam Way and 15th Street is closed from 66th Avenue to 68th Avenue. The roads will be closed for some time, Chan said, as detectives process the scene.

Molly Sullivan covers crime, breaking news and police accountability for The Bee. She grew up in Northern California and is an alumna of Chico State.