Man Dies Following Drive-By Shooting in Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO -- Another violent day on the streets of Sacramento County, as Sacramento sheriff's deputies are investigating a drive-by shooting turned homicide near Madison Avenue and I-80. Meanwhile, dozens came out to the streets in South Sacramento to call for an end to a string of shootings that happened in that neighborhood this week.

"There was a victim that was down in a front yard of one of the residences," said Sgt. Tony Turnbull, a spokesperson for the Sacramento Sheriff Department.

The drive-by shooting on Venuto Way took the life of a 20-year-old man Tuesday afternoon. The man has been identified as Andre McGaugh. Friends told FOX40 he was killed on the front lawn of his mother's house, just moments after young children were in the front yard playing in an inflatable pool.

"There was a white compact vehicle that was involved as a suspect vehicle with a African-American male driver," Turnbull said.

Meanwhile, dozens of pastors, parents and others gathered to call for an end to the violence in South Sacramento's Oak Park neighborhood, Tuesday afternoon.

"There are people in the community that care enough to say you know what, we're not going to tolerate this. We're not going to stand for this vile of violence, we're not condoning it, don't shoot our future down," said Berry Accius, who works with Voice of the Youth, a nonprofit mentorship program in Sacramento.

The Memorial holiday weekend was a violent one in South Sacramento. Sunday, 16-year-old Macy Murphy was shot and killed, allegedly by a 17-year-old boy, her body later discovered in a parked car on Inisheer way. Then Monday afternoon, five people were shot while attending a party on 44th Street. Sheriff's deputies said people in a dark-colored compact car began shooting. An 18-year-old man was shot in the head and was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Three others were also taken to a hospital, one other also listed in critical condition.

"I think a lot of the shootings so far are related, in some kind of form shape or another, I think the young people who are doing these heinous crimes, they have gotten to a point where they don't care, and we need to re-energize life," Accius said.

"In all the areas, from Del Paso to South Sac to Oak Park, and that's what you see here today. All of us coming together to say we care, we want our kids to live free, we want our kids to grow up," said Pastor Les Simons, with the South Sacramento Christian Center.

Accius and Simons will be holding a community forum at the Oak Park Community Center next Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. They invite everyone from the community to join them in addressing the violence problems.

Stay with FOX40 and FOX40.com for updates on this developing story.