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Woman Killed in Balsam Street Shooting Investigation

On Thursday, November 28, 2013, at approximately 2:53 p.m., officers responded to the 3700 block of Balsam Street regarding a report of a shooting.  Responding officers quickly discovered that a female Black in her 20s had been struck with gunfire.

Sacramento Fire Personnel rushed to the scene and determined the victim had been fatally injured.  A perimeter was quickly established and a search for the shooter and witnesses immediately ensued.   

The preliminary investigation revealed that a brief disturbance between known individuals preceded the shooting.  Officers believe that multiple subjects involved in the incident may have fled the scene in either a 2-door white vehicle or possibly a Saturn, gold in color.

Sacramento Police Homicide Detectives and Crimes Scene Investigators were called to the scene to assist with the ongoing investigation.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.