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NATOMAS -- A high school senior was shot dead Tuesday night and found in the garage of his family's home.

It happened just after 10:40 p.m. near Kandinsky Way and Da Vinci Way in Natomas. While police search for who pulled the trigger, his family mourns the teen's untimely death.

Family and friends were gathering at the home on Kandinsky Way on Wednesday. Loved ones tell FOX40 they're just too upset to talk about the shooting death of Gurnoor Singh. His cousin said they just have to focus on making funeral arrangements and praying for the teen.

Family friend Belsingh said, "He's very nice guy. I meet him every day, he's only 17 years old."

Singh was a senior at Inderkum High School. In a statement the Natomas Unified School Districts said:

"Natomas Unified learned today of the death of Gurnoor Singh, a 17-year-old senior at Inderkum High School. We extend our sympathy to his family and friends, and we’re reaching out to provide support. We sent a team of trained mental health professionals to Inderkum today to assist family members, classmates and staff as needed. Our team will remain on campus tomorrow. This is a difficult day for Inderkum and a sad time for the Natomas community."

Information on the homicide is limited. A lack of witnesses and surveillance also isn't helping investigators. How many suspects are involved, what led to the shooting and why are questions yet to be answered, but loved ones said they think the shooter followed Singh after he left their family business.

"From the store and follow him and come to the home, you know," said Belsingh.

This community is now on edge. Neighbors said the area is family friendly. Shootings just don't happen here.

Neighbor Danny Phung said, "It's scary especially there are a lot of kids here, there's a child park right here."

The Sacramento Police Department is looking for any leads in this case. Anyone with information is urged to contact them.