Shortly after gunshots rang out at Arden Fair Mall, police were led to a home on German Drive in Sacramento where the suspect’s vehicle was found parked in the driveway.
“Because we located it here we have a couple people detained. We are talking to them. It appears to be leading us in the right direction,” said Roman Murrieta, Sacramento Police Dept.
One man and one woman were detained for questioning.
Police say it all started when two guys began arguing with two other men inside the mall.
The four men made their way to the Macy’s parking lot when one of the suspects opened fire.
“When I heard the first gun shot I automatically turned and looked and when I did I heard a couple guys giggling and then they started running. The gun shots continued,” said witness Maria Vargas.
The two suspects, which include the shooter, fled the scene in a white Mitsubishi. The two victims ran inside the mall.
“It doesn’t look like a random act. It looks like a specific incident between the two parties,” said Michele Gigante, with the Sacramento Police Department.
After locating the suspect’s vehicle, police say their investigation has led to other findings beyond today’s shooting.
“As this investigation unfolds we continue to contact people, and based on those interviews and contacts we continue to develop information. We are going to follow that information as long as we can,” said Murrieta.
Police say the man and woman detained for questioning were not involved in the Arden mall shooting.
No one was injured.
Police say the shooting was likely gang related.