Sacramento Police investigating shooting deaths of two people, including an 8 year old girl overnight

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating the shooting deaths of two people last night, one of which was an 8-year-old girl. The department issued the following press release early this morning

Homicide Investigation – 2600 Block of 5th Street On November 16, 2021 at 10:20 p.m., Sacramento Police Department patrol officers responded to the 2600 block of 5th Street for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived on scene, they located two victims who each sustained at least one gunshot wound. One victim, an adult male was pronounced deceased at the scene. Officers performed emergency medical aid on a second victim, an eight-year-old female, who was transported by fire personnel to a hospital in critical condition. She later tragically succumbed to her injuries at the hospital.

Homicide detectives and crime scene investigators have responded to take over the investigation. Detectives will be undertaking extensive efforts to process the scene, canvass the area, and contact witnesses. This investigation is in its early stages and information is limited. The circumstances that led up to this shooting are under investigation and there is no suspect information to provide at this time.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office will release the identity of the victims after next of kin have been notified.

The Sacramento Police Department encourages any witnesses with information regarding this investigation to contact the dispatch center at (916) 808-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP (4357). Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000. Anonymous tips can also be submitted using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app.

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