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Woman held in shooting near midtown Sacramento church that wounded man is identified

Charlene Messinger
Charlene Messinger Sacramento Police

A woman was arrested Friday night in midtown Sacramento after police say a man was shot outside a midtown church before Bible study.

The shooting happened after 7 p.m. at 19th and V streets across the street from Bayside Midtown Church “when an argument between two groups escalated into a shooting,” a police spokesperson said. Officers said a third party, the victim, tried to intervene and was shot.

Officers confirmed Saturday that Charlene Anne Messinger, 51, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and booked into Sacramento County jail. Property records state that Messinger once lived at a home on the 2000 block of 19th Street, across the street from where Bayside has been located since 2017.

A man detained at the scene was arrested on a parole violation, police said.

The victim was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

Churchgoers at Bayside were kept inside and traffic was diverted away from 19th and V until about 9:30 p.m. as police investigated.

Messinger’s arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 12.

Mack Ervin III covers breaking news and high school sports for The Bee. A journalism student at Sacramento State, he follows auto racing and most other sports.