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2 Killed in South Sac Shootout on Ventura Street

On Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at 10:45 p.m., officers responded to the 6000 block of Ventura Street in south Sacramento regarding a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers found two subjects who had apparently been struck by gunfire. Both subjects were ultimately pronounced deceased at the scene.   An additional shooting victim, who left the scene prior to officers' arrival, was later contacted at an area hospital.  The subject was treated and released for non-life threating injuries.

The preliminary investigation revealed a group of subjects were standing in front of a residence when they were shot at.  A vehicle drove up to the group and multiple occupants exited the car. They reportedly produced handguns and began shooting. Members of the original group were also armed with handguns and returned gunfire.

Sacramento Police Homicide Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators were called to the scene to assist with the investigation.  It was determined that a subject among the original group, was one of the individuals struck by gunfire and fatally injured.  It was also found that the fatally injured second subject had arrived in the vehicle.   All three subjects shot during this incident were in their 20s. 

Multiple witnesses and possible involved parties were contacted by police and are currently being interviewed by investigators.

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.