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Shooting victim’s family asks community’s help in finding attacker

Family members said Anthony Barajas was a car enthusiast whose truck was a big part of his life.
Family members said Anthony Barajas was a car enthusiast whose truck was a big part of his life. Barajas family

The family of a young man who was fatally shot Sunday in a parking lot on Meadowview Road has joined police in asking the community’s help in solving the case.

Sacramento police on Thursday released a statement from the family of 20-year-old Anthony Barajas, noting that he was a 2013 graduate of Rosemont High School and worked as a delivery driver. “Anthony was always the first person there when a friend was in need ... He was the heart of the family and loved everyone,” the statement said.

Barajas was described as a car enthusiast, and his truck was a big part of his life. He was in his truck when he was fatally shot.

Police responded about at 11:21 a.m. Sunday to a report of a man shot in a parking lot near the 1400 block of Meadowview Road. They found Barajas in his vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound. He was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said a preliminary investigation determined that Barajas had driven into the business parking lot when he was shot. Multiple shots reportedly were fired from a car, which then fled the area.

The vehicle was last seen westbound on Meadowview Road, heading toward Freeport Boulevard. It was described as an an older model four-door sedan.

Police said the investigation is continuing, and no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call Crime Alert at 916-443-4357, or text a tip to 274637. Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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