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City of Sacramento records first homicide of 2022

Sacramento recorded its first homicide of 2022 last night. The Sacramento Police Department issued a press release on their Facebook page.

Homicide Investigation – 5900 Block of South Land Park Drive

On January 2, 2022 shortly after 7:30 p.m., Sacramento Police Department patrol officers responded to the 5900 block of South Land Park Dr. regarding a report that a subject had been shot. Upon arrival on scene, officers located one victim, a male adult, who sustained at least one gunshot wound. Officers attempted life-saving measures however the victim was eventually pronounced deceased at the scene by responding personnel from the Sacramento Fire Department.

Detectives and crime scene investigators responded to take over the investigation and will be conducting a thorough canvass of the area for evidence and witnesses. This investigation is in its early stages and information is limited. The circumstances surrounding this incident remain 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 victim 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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