One Dead, One Injured in Two North Sacramento Shootings

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SACRAMENTO --

Sacramento Police responded to two separate shootings in North Sacramento early Saturday morning-hours later, one of the victims was pronounced dead.

The first shooting occurred at an apartment complex on the 2700 block of Rio Linda Boulevard at 5:01 AM. Officers found a woman in her 40s lying in her bedroom after sustaining serious gunshot wounds.

“This is Del Paso Heights you know? In this corner, you see things out that way, things down that way, and you see the police cars back and forth,” resident Anne Genshaw said. “I heard like boom boom boom!”

The victim was transported to an area hospital, but was later pronounced dead.

Investigators said the second shooting occurred just nine minutes later, less than a mile south on the 2200 block of Beaumont Street.

“I heard about five shots fired, and right after that, about seven shots fired with what sounded like a semi-automatic rifle,” resident Debra Hunter said.

She said she was sleeping in the front bedroom of her home when she heard the shots.

Other residents told FOX40 they heard what seemed to be a gun battle.

Police are investigating this as a separate incident, where another woman in her 40s was shot. We are told she is in stable condition.

Hunter said she got a glimpse of a possible suspect vehicle when she peeked through the window.

“I saw a Honda Civic speed down, and about 10 minutes later, the police showed up,” Hunter said.

Michael Fidler said he lives in between both scenes and heard both shootings from his balcony. He hopes the area in which he calls “home” becomes a safer place for the sake of his children.

“I still have faith in people, and my community. But you just have to weed out those bad seeds, and get them off the streets,” Fidler said.

Sacramento Police have no one in custody for either of these crimes.

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