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Community dinner planned in response to shooting at McClatchy Park

Sacramento police say an 18-year-old man is in stable condition at a local hospital after he was shot multiple times at McClatchy Park.

In response to the shooting, a Facebook page was created to rally neighbors to the park tonight for a community dinner.

Police spokesman Sgt. Bryce Heinlein said police patrol officers were in the area about 5:58 p.m. Tuesday and heard shots. Police also received calls from people reporting shots fired in the park in the 3500 block of Fifth Avenue.

When officers arrived, they found evidence of a shooting but initially were unable to find a victim. Police began searching the surrounding neighborhood and checking with area hospitals.

The victim was found at an area hospital. Although he suffered multiple gunshot wounds, they are not believed to be life-threatening, Heinlein said, adding that the victim was alert when officers found him.

The shooting reportedly followed an argument involving several people in the parking lot at the park. Heinlein said it is not known how many people fired shots. The motive for the shooting has not been determined, he said, and no arrests have been made.

A Facebook page called McClatchy Park Community Picnic Dinner invited Oak Park residents to bring their dinner and gather at the park at 5 p.m. Wednesday:

“Let's all have dinner together Wednesday, April 13, at McClatchy Park. Let's come together as a community to state that this is OUR park and violence has NO PLACE THERE.”

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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