Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting earlier this morning that claimed the life of a young woman. The victim was a passenger of a vehicle involved in an accident at 65th and ‘S’ streets in the city of Sacramento. She had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene.
At approximately 3:15 a.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to the aforementioned intersection in response to a call from the Sacramento Police Department. When SPD arrived at the scene for an accident investigation, it was discovered that a 20 year-old woman had sustained a gunshot wound to her upper body. Preliminary investigation suggested that the vehicle the victim was in had been struck by gunfire at a different location, within the county of Sacramento.
Detectives are investigating a possible connection to a call regarding shots fired on Watt Avenue in the Arden-Arcade area. At this time, a motive for this shooting has not been determined and there is no information available regarding any suspect(s) involved. A man and a woman who were in the vehicle with the victim have been detained for questioning, as has the driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident. None of those individuals were injured as a result of the collision.
Anyone having information pertinent to this case is asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (916) 874-5115. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com, by texting to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword SSD, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).
The identity of the victim in this case will be released by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office, after notification has been made to her next of kin.