Sacramento Police Investigating Several Vehicle Shootings

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SACRAMENTO --

Sacramento police are actively investigating several vehicle shootings.

A case of late night munchies turned violent. About 4 a.m. Saturday, Sacramento police said a fight broke out in the drive-thru lane of a fast food restaurant on Power Inn and Elder Creek roads.

Investigators said a man began throwing items out of his car, toward the vehicle in front of him.
Once both cars left the drive-thru, the situation escalated.

The man in one of the cars followed the other vehicle down Elder Creek Road to Stockton Boulevard and started shooting.

A young man was hit and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The shooter is still on the loose.

"At this time, we don't have any information that would lead us to believe that these two groups of people knew each other," said Officer Matthew McPhail of the Sacramento Police Department.

Just minutes before this incident, CHP got reports of another shooting on I-80, near Cal Expo Parkway. Someone rolled up to a car and fired several rounds.

"The female victim in this case did sustain a non-life threatening injury, and they were transported to an area hospital to receive treatment," McPhail said.

Investigators do not have a motive, and no suspect has been identified.

Sacramento police are investigating several vehicle shootings at this time, including the murder of Christian Torres back in February. The 19-year-old was also shot and killed by a person driving past him on Norwood Avenue near I-80. Investigators are still without a suspect.

Police do not believe these incidents are related. They don't think the shooters and victims know each other, and they are still trying to figure out if they stemmed from road rage. But they are warning the public to always drive defensively.

"The best practice is always drive courteously and respect people around you, and hopefully they follow the golden rule and give you the same respect," McPhail said.

If you have any information, call the Sacramento Police Department at (916) 264-5471 or (916) 443-HELP.