A man chased through a Sacramento housing complex was shot dead by assailants late Monday night.
Police said that at about 11:40 p.m. they were dispatched to the 300 block of Mint Street where shots were reported and a man was reportedly down on the ground.
When they arrived, a man in his 20s was found dead after being shot more than once. Officers tried to resuscitate him where he was found in a yard, but were unsuccessful. He was declared dead by fire department personnel.
Police determined that the man had left a family member’s home in the housing complex near North 12th Street and Richards Boulevard when he was chased by assailants. Eventually, he was confronted and gunned down.
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Motive for the killing is not yet known. However, detectives have not ruled out gang activity playing a part in the man’s death.
Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to call police at (916) 264-5471.