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Person of interest in Natomas killing interviewed in San Francisco

Walter Michael Gibson, 53, of Rio Oso was killed Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, in a shooting at a Natomas shopping mall.
Walter Michael Gibson, 53, of Rio Oso was killed Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, in a shooting at a Natomas shopping mall.

Sacramento police detectives traveled to San Francisco to interview a person of interest in the Monday night killing of a man at a Natomas shopping center, the department confirmed Wednesday.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the 23-year-old man who is a person of interest showed up at San Francisco General Hospital on Monday with gunshot wounds in his elbow and knee.

The man told officers he had been shot while in San Francisco.

However, San Francisco police were later notified by Sacramento police that the man, who has not been identified, was possibly connected to a killing in Sacramento, according to the Chronicle.

The shooting at the busy Natomas shopping center is believed to be related to marijuana, Sacramento police have said.

The killing occurred 8:30 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of Natomas Marketplace. The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Walter Michael Gibson, 53, of Rio Oso, Sutter County.

Police officials said the shooting was not a random act, but declined to give details. Police did not release descriptions or specify the number of attackers or whether the man’s assailant was believed shot.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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