Sacramento Sheriff’s Department investigating victim found shot inside vehicle

The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department issued a press release regarding a shooting that happened Thursday afternoon that left one man dead

This is one of two shootings in the area on Thursday that were vehicle-to-vehicle shootings. The other happened on NB 99 Thursday night.


On Thursday, October 27, 2022, at approximately 12:54 p.m., the Sheriff’s Communications Center received a two round ShotSpotter Activation on the 6400 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard. A few minutes later the Sheriff’s Office received a call from a passerby stating that a subject inside a crashed car had been shot.

Deputies responded and located an adult male suffering from at least one gunshot wound sitting inside his vehicle which had collided into a fence. Deputies began performing life-saving measures on the victim while waiting for fire personnel arrive. Sacramento Metro Fire arrived a short time later and transported the victim to a local area hospital for treatment. The victim succumbed to his injuries and died several hours later.

Detectives and Crime Scene investigators responded to the scene, gathered evidence and interviewed witnesses. Detectives have preliminarily determined that a vehicle to vehicle shooting occurred. No further information or suspect description is available at this time.

The identity of the victim in this case is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (916) 874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

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