Authorities Investigating Deadly Shooting Near Natomas High School

NATOMAS -- The Sacramento Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting in South Natomas on Tumbleweed Way.

One man was shot at least one time around 9 p.m. Tuesday right off of San Juan Road, behind Natomas High School and not too far from Interstate 80.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

It's unclear if the shooting victim was shot in the street or in a home. His identity has not been released

John Padovan has lived on the corner of Tumbleweed Way all his life. Yellow tape and crime scene investigators are not things usually seen on the quiet street.

"I heard three gunshots go off," he told FOX40.

Padovan had to make a quick decision.

"Just hide for cover, take the cover and make sure no other gunshots come around," Padovan said.

Throughout the night, police have been taking pictures and combing the area trying to gather as much information as they can about the incident.

A tow truck was also seen taking an SUV away from the scene.

“Our officers have conducted an initial canvas of the scene and our homicide investigators will conduct very thorough canvases and talk to any potential witnesses, look for any surveillance video and analyze any evidence on scene," Sgt. Vance Chandler said.

Detective Eddie Maccaulay says they don’t have a motive or a description for the gunman responsible for the city’s 22 homicide of the year.

"Anytime we have a murder in our city it's important that we enlist the community's help and anybody that has any information on this particular homicide we encourage them to call the police department," Maccaulay said.

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