Two Men Seriously Injured in Rancho Cordova Shooting near Mather Field Road

RANCHO CORDOVA -- The Rancho Cordova Police Department is searching for whoever shot and seriously injured two men in Rancho Cordova just before 1 a.m. Saturday.

The victims are only described as Hispanic men in their twenties. Investigators say one of the men is expected to survive and the other is in "extremely serious" condition.

“I just heard a ‘Pow!’ Maybe 8 or 9,” neighbor Lisa Humble said.

The shooting was a terrifying wake up call for neighbors on El Mercado Drive near Mather Field Road.  At first, Humble thought it was fireworks.

“But then I heard the squeal of tires. That to me meant gun shots,” Humble said.

“We do not believe this was a random incident. We do believe these victims were targeted. This was not something where someone was just going around and randomly shooting people," Sergeant Shaun Hampton, Sacramento County Sheriff, explained.

Investigators spent the morning collecting evidence and analyzing the crime scene.

Multiple rounds were fired, striking several cars in the area.

“When you introduce a firearm being discharged in a densely populated residential area, it does draw some concern and there is potential for other victims to have been victimized," Hampton said. "But, in this case that was not the case.”

The motive for this shooting is still under investigation and neighbors are rattled.

“I have a four-year-old. Things happening like that definitely makes you more cautious. It gives you like an edge,” neighbor Eric Mangham said.

Investigators have not yet released a suspect description. But they do think they may been in a dark-colored sedan.

If you have an information on this case, call Rancho Cordova Police at 916-362-5115.

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