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Sunday homicide second in a week for Sacramento County neighborhood

The stabbing of a man on Sunday was the second homicide in a week for a small southern Sacramento County neighborhood.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department has not linked the two deaths, one a stabbing and the other a shooting. The killings are separated by seven days and less than a mile in distance in the Golden Meadows neighborhood.

The most recent killing near Power Inn Road and Elsie Avenue occurred at about 5 p.m. Sunday in the 8100 block of Stevenson Avenue. An argument between two men turned violent, and one of them was stabbed.

The stabbing victim, in his 30s, was rushed to a hospital where died. His name has not been released, and sheriff’s detectives are developing a suspect description and motive.

The previous homicide, on Nov. 9, involved Ralph Hernandez Gomez, 22, who was inside the garage of a home in the 8000 block of Golden Meadow Drive about 10:30 p.m. when he was shot. Residents heard shots coming from near the home.

Gomez died at the scene.

No motive for the shooting has been released in that killing, and no information about the killer has been released by authorities.

A press release said that Gomez was a house guest at the home. His place of residence was not listed on the coroner’s website.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.