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Two 15-Year-Old Boys Arrested for Murder of 38-Year-Old Man, Assault of Two Men

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SOUTH SACRAMENTO -- Authorities have arrested two 15-year-old boys for the murder of a 38-year-old man and the assault of two other men Friday night around 7:30 p.m.

The incident happened in the parking lot in front of the MetroPCS store and Sam's Market on 23rd Avenue.

The 38-year-old man was shot in his upper body and killed. A 35-year-old man was also found with a gunshot wound to his lower body while a 47-year-old man was discovered with gunshot wounds to his upper and lower body. Their injuries are non-life threatening. Both men have been hospitalized and are expected to survive.

Tony Turnbull of the Sacramento Sheriff's Department reported the teens were taken into custody custody after a person flagged down officers and notified them that they were running away down 42nd Street. Officers were able to detain them and discovered one of them was carrying a gun.

Witnesses say they heard arguing prior to hearing the gunfire.

Authorities believe believe an argument occurred between one suspect and the victim. The suspect left the scene and then returned with the second suspect. This was followed by a physical fight between the suspects and the victims.

Then, one suspect pulled out the gun and fired shots hitting all three victims.

Detectives are trying to determine whether all three victims were targeted.

Officials have not released the identities of the victims or suspects involved.

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