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Update: 1 killed, 1 wounded in south Sacramento shooting, sheriff’s officials say

A man was killed and one woman was wounded after a shooting in south Sacramento on Tuesday night, authorities said.

According to Sgt. Tess Deterding, spokeswoman for the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, a call reporting shots fired in the 3900 block of 42nd Avenue was received around 6 p.m. Responding deputies found a woman with a gunshot wound to her upper body. She was transported to a local hospital.

Shortly after, authorities found an unconscious man with a gunshot wound, Deterding said. Deputies say they started CPR on the scene before transporting him to a hospital, where he was declared dead.

Deterding initially said that sheriff’s officials believed there was a third victim who was injured in the shooting, but the Sheriff’s Office in a news release Wednesday morning said this information turned out to be inaccurate and that only two people were shot.

“Originally, the Communications Center was advised a third victim, an adult female, walked into an area hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound,” the news release said. “Detectives determined this information was not accurate and the only gunshot victims were the 29-year-old male and 47-year-old female located at the scene by deputies.”

No suspect information or motive for the shooting was known as of Wednesday morning, according to the news release.

Mitchel Bobo covers breaking news for The Bee and is a journalism student at Sacramento State. He was born on Travis Air Force Base and raised in Vacaville.
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