Shootings Near Parkway

The story is from the Sacramento Bee.

An excerpt.

One man is dead after being shot on a bike trail bridge, one of two unrelated shootings that happened within minutes of each other Friday night near the American River Parkway, police said.

Around 10 p.m., officers responded to a call of a man shot between downtown and Northgate Boulevard near Del Paso Boulevard. Police said that at the river crossing they found a man with a gunshot wound who was unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Sacramento Fire Department paramedics.

The man’s identity has not been released by the coroner’s office, and no other details were available, police said.

Minutes later, another shooting occurred near the Garden Highway on-ramp to southbound Interstate 5, police said, when a passenger in one car fired shots into another vehicle. One passenger, a woman, in the back of the car was shot and taken to the hospital with injuries not consider life-threatening, police said.

After an initial investigation, police said the shootings about a mile and a half apart were unrelated, said Linda Matthew, a police spokeswoman.

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About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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