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1 dead in North Sacramento recycling center shooting

Police are scouring a North Sacramento neighborhood for three suspects allegedly involved in a Friday morning fatal shooting and robbery at a recycling center.

Sacramento police spokesman Sgt. Doug Morse said a recycling center employee was shot at 10:50 a.m. during a robbery attempt at the parking lot of the T & Y Oriental Market in the 2800 block of Norwood Avenue. The male victim was transported to an area hospital, where he died, Morse said. His name is being withheld pending notification of family.

Police are searching for the suspects, described as three younger males. Authorities said the suspects fled west.

“We have three large crime scenes,” Morse said. “The parking lot is taped off. We’re talking to everyone that was in the area.”

A second employee at the recycling center was not harmed. Three nearby schools were on lockdown for about 15 minutes following the incident, according to Twin Rivers Unified District spokeswoman Zenobia Gerald.

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