Crime - Sacto 911

Man shot outside Florin-area motel, suspect in custody

One man was seriously wounded in a shooting outside a motel at 55th Street near Florin Road late Monday afternoon and a suspect is reported in custody.

Lt. Tim Curran, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department spokesman, said a call was received at 5:04 p.m. reporting a shooting. Deputies arrived to find a 41-year-old man outside on the motel property with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body. Curran said the man was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries and was in surgery Monday evening.

A man suspected in the shooting was found sitting in a car near the scene. Curran said the man was taken into custody and was being interviewed by detectives.

The motive for the shooting has not been determined.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy