Victim identified in deadly shooting on Highway 50 near Watt Avenue

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The shooting victim has been identified as 20-year-old Amir Moore of Sacramento, according to the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.

Original story below:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — One person was killed overnight Thursday when a vehicle was shot at on Highway 50 near Watt Avenue.

Just before midnight Wednesday, California Highway Patrol Officer Trent Senter says a driver called 911 to report their vehicle had been shot at on eastbound Highway 50 east of Watt Avenue.

“After the shooting, the driver of that vehicle continued driving on Highway 50 and they exited the freeway at Bradshaw Road, where they then pulled into a parking lot,” Officer Senter told FOX40.

At that point, CHP officers, Sacramento County deputies and Rancho Cordova officers got to the scene on Bradshaw Road near Oates Drive.

Officer Senter was not able to say how many people were in the car that was shot or who was shot, but video from the scene shows a shattered windshield on the passenger side of the car.

The victim was taken to UC Davis Medical Center.

“Soon after they arrived at the hospital, unfortunately, he was pronounced deceased upon their arrival,” Senter explained.

At the moment, Officer Senter says they are still investigating if this was a targeted or random shooting — but the victim’s car might hold some answers.

“The victim’s vehicle was impounded for evidence and additional evidence was collected at the scene for further analysis,” the officer said.

At the moment, CHP’s Valley Division is taking on the investigation and they are actively looking for who’s responsible.

They are looking for leads and encourage anyone with information to give them a call at 916-731-6300.

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