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West Sacramento police investigate homicide at motel

A body was found outside a West Sacramento motel Sunday morning, and authorities say the incident is being investigated as a homicide.

West Sacramento police first received reports of an unconscious male about 8:45 a.m. Sunday at the Stardust motel at 1451 West Capitol Avenue. Police spokesman Sgt. Roger Kinney said the man was found on the sidewalk. Emergency responders pronounced the 25-year-old man dead at the scene.

Kinney said he suffered a gunshot wound.

“We don’t know what he was doing there,” Kinney said, noting that the victim was not a tenant or guest at the motel.

The victim, whose name was not released, lived in West Sacramento, police said.

Richard Chang: 916-321-1018, @RichardYChang