Man Killed After Argument at South Sacramento Party

SACRAMENTO -- The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is investigating an early morning shooting at a house party that left one man dead.

Just after midnight Sunday, a call came in to 911 dispatchers regarding a shooting on Cottontree Way in South Sacramento.

When deputies arrived on scene, they found a 37-year-old man on the ground outside of a home. The man had a gunshot wound to his upper body, deputies said. The man was taken to an area hospital, where he later died.

Neighbors told FOX40 a party was being held at the home for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight.

The sheriff's department believes there was an argument at the party, and multiple people were asked to leave the home.

After the argument, multiple gunshots were fired, and the man was hit, according to the sheriff's department.

"...there were shots fired from a light colored sedan, one of those shots struck our victim in the upper torso, it ended up killing him," Sgt. Tony Turnbull with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said.

The suspect vehicle then fled the scene, heading south on Renton Way.

Authorities have not released the identity of the 37-year-old victim, nor a suspect description.

"You don't immediately know who fired the weapon or if more than one person fired the weapon. That's still in the investigative stage. So to put out a suspect description at this point in time I think would be a little too early and a little irresponsible in terms of the investigation," Turnbull said.

Those with information regarding the shooting are encouraged to contact the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.