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Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to youths accused of shooting couple in Land Park in 1990s?

What ever happened in the case where a couple of youths tracked down and shot a couple, while walking on Land Park Drive, approximately 16 years ago?

– Art, Sacramento

Two teenage boys were sentenced to the California Youth Authority for their participation in a violent crime spree in 1994 that included the shooting of a couple in the Land Park area, as well as a woman on Mack Road and a man in the Pocket area.

According to stories in The Sacramento Bee, the youths, who were 13 and 14 at the time of the crimes, participated in the February 1994 shooting of Robert and Pat Warren, who were walking in the Land Park area when they were attacked by a carload of youths who drove up and planned to rob them.

The boys also were tied to the robbery of Celia Langworthy at a Mack Road ATM the same day the Warrens were attacked. Langworthy was shot in the arm during the assault.

For about a month after the Warrens were shot, the crime spree stopped, coinciding with the time one of the youths was in Juvenile Hall for possessing a .22-caliber gun. When he was released, a string or burglaries and thefts followed, including one that culminated with the April shooting of Pocket-area resident Larry Cook, who was struck in the back outside his home.

The shooting victims survived their injuries.

The names of the boys were not released because of their age.