WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — The West Sacramento Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find the person responsible for a shooting and crash that killed one person and left another in critical condition.
People living in a quiet West Sacramento neighborhood were startled by the sound of gunfire early Thursday morning.
“Around 2 am, it was a loud crash, and then one minute after the crash, it was just gunfire, just ‘bop, bop, bop, bop, bop,'” resident Jeanae Hampton told FOX40.
“We were just really shocked and it was loud and it was really scary because we actually had to get down on the floor because I didn’t know if the bullets were going to come through the house or not,” she continued.
Police believe a chase started a few blocks away on Cummins Way and ended with two vehicles crashing in the front yard of a home on 6th Street.
“Officers discovered that there was two active scenes with two separate shootings that had occurred involving two vehicles,” said Sgt. Stefan Iwanicki of the West Sacramento Police Department.
First responders found one person dead in one of the cars and took another person who was in critical condition to the hospital.
They said the other vehicle was abandoned, leaving some questions unanswered.
“There’s a lot of information that we don’t have at this point. We don’t know how the vehicles came to get there,” Iwanicki said. “Anybody who’s an eyewitness, let us know what happened because it will help us put the puzzle pieces together to solve this.”
Neighbors woke up to an active crime scene spanning six blocks as investigators gathered as much evidence as possible.
Many, like Hampton, are wondering who is to blame for the damage done and the people hurt.
“I hope they catch the person that did it. That’s dangerous, it’s dangerous to have people like that running around in our society like that,” she said. “It could have been this corner. It could have been this house.”
Police are also checking surveillance footage and Ring doorbell cameras.
They are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact them.
Several blocks in the area are closed to traffic.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.