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Man killed in shootout on street in Del Paso Heights

Police say man shot in Del Paso Heights

Sacramento Police Sgt. Justin Brown discusses shooting in 3700 block of Branch Street.
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Sacramento Police Sgt. Justin Brown discusses shooting in 3700 block of Branch Street.

A shootout in broad daylight on a Del Paso Heights street has led to the death of a 35-year-old man, according to the Sacramento Police Department.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Calvin Goldsmith but did not list a city of residence.

Police said they were alerted to gunfire near Branch Street about 12:30 p.m. Monday by a ShotSpotter device.

Officers discovered that a vehicle had crashed into a fence several blocks from where the ShotSpotter indicated the gunshots had been fired. Officers found Goldsmith in the driver’s seat, unresponsive and with more than one gunshot wound.

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Sacramento Fire Department medical personnel rushed him to a hospital. He was pronounced dead at 1:32 p.m.

Detectives believe Goldsmith exchanged gunfire with someone near the 3700 block of Branch Street. The person who shot Goldsmith fled before officers arrived.

Police said Goldsmith, after being shot, got into the vehicle in which officers found him on High Street in Del Paso Heights.

The shooting was not random, police said.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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