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Police mostly mum on two south Sacramento homicides

Picture pinpoints the location of Shining Star Drive in South Sacramento.
Picture pinpoints the location of Shining Star Drive in South Sacramento.

Two homicides were separated by seven hours and a very short distance in south Sacramento on Monday.

In the first killing, Sacramento police said they are investigating the suspicious death of an individual who was found deceased at a home in the Parkway area Monday afternoon.

Police spokesman Officer Justin Brown said officers went to the home in the 4000 block of Shining Star Drive about 2 p.m. after receiving a request for a welfare check and found a person dead inside the house. Because the circumstances of the death were deemed suspicious, he said, homicide investigators were summoned.

Brown said police are not releasing any information about the individual, including the gender or age, or the manner of death in the incident during the investigation.

At 9:13 p.m. the second homicide occurred in the Meadowview neighborhood about 2 miles away from the first homicide. A man was found dead in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 7300 block of 29th Street.

Police had been called to the complex regarding a shooting, according to a press release.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has not yet released the identities of the dead in either case.

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

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