OAK PARK, Calif. (KTXL) — The Sacramento Police Department is investigating a shooting near McClatchy Park that left one man dead and another man injured on Sunday.
Officers responded to a call of shots fired at 5th Avenue around 11:36 p.m.
When officers arrived, they found one man with a life-threatening gunshot wound, according to police. He was declared dead at the scene.
They also located another man with a gunshot wound at the scene. He was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.
Geroyice Pickett, known to many in the community as “Doc,” told FOX40 the man who died was his brother, Brannon Pickett.
He said Brannon Pickett was a member of the Cement Masons Local 400 union and worked multiple jobs across the region.
“I just talked to him two days ago about a work situation,” Geroyice Pickett said. “He always called me frequently and asked me about estimating jobs and how he could do better in order to become a contractor. That was his goal, to be a contractor.”
Investigators have not given many details about the events that left Brannon Pickett’s children without a father.
“He was a really good guy. We’re going to miss him,” Geroyice Pickett said. “It’s really difficult for us to accept right now. Still in shock to be honest with you.”
Geroyice Pickett said he doesn’t know for certain but he was told his brother and the other man who was shot may have gotten into an argument with each other.
He said he hopes there is something the community can take away from his family’s loss.
“It could have been talked about, I really believe it could have been talked about,” he said. “We don’t have to bring guns. If you get to that point, just walk away.”
Police have not released any information about the shooter or details about what led up to the shooting.
A heavy police presence was still in the area Monday morning as authorities continued to investigate.
The Sacramento Police Department encourages any witnesses with information regarding this investigation to contact the dispatch center at 916-808-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-4357.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.