SACRAMENTO — Three killings in four days ushered Sacramento into a deadly new year.
Two of the deaths involved Sunday morning shootings in different parts of the city, including one that took the life of a teenage girl. The unidentified female victim, 15, was found dead inside her home on Nedra Court near 24th Street around 1:21 a.m., after authorities received a report of gunshots in the area.
Homicide detectives believe the victim attended a house party earlier in the night where some sort of disturbance occurred. Shortly after the teen arrived home, subjects were heard outside, followed by the crackle of gunshots.
Sunday’s other shooting murder occurred hours later on the 1200 block of W Street, where police responded to a report of shots being fired. Responding officers found a white male in his 50s lying in his apartment doorway and bleeding from a gunshot wound to his upper body.
Neighbors and witnesses have been interviewed, but no suspect information has been released. The victim’s identity is also being withheld pending family notification.
Authorities are also looking for leads in the New Year’s Eve killing of a 21-year-old Sacramento man, who was apparently gunned down in a parking lot on the 1900 block of Del Paso Boulevard. Police said a large fight broke out inside of a nearby establishment and spilled out into the parking lot, where the victim was shot several times in his upper torso. As in the previous cases, the victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of his next-of-kin.
The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to any of these crimes to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.