Police: One Dead, Another Injured in Possible Drive-By Shooting

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One man is dead, and another injured after a drive-by shooting in South Sacramento.

The incident occurred just before 2 p.m. near the corner of Meadowview Rd. and Amherst St.

Sacramento Police said the two men were in their car when they were gunned down by a shooter driving near 22nd and Meadowview Rd. The two eventually stopped at the corner of Amherst St. and Meadowview Rd., which is where Police found one of the victims lying down.

Michelle Irving and her daughter Mimi Parker found out about the shooting as they were leaving church.

"He [the victim] is my sister's ex, you know. And the other one that got shot, he has a football scholarship. It's just crazy and I just feel like all this killing has to stop," Parker said.

Parker was first notified of the incident through Facebook, when #RIPJames suddenly popped up on her newsfeed. She said the victim is her good friend, 20-year-old James Jackson of Sacramento. She described him as a young, fun, bubbly man, who loved to rap. Police said Jackson was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The second victim suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg. He was treated and released from the hospital Sunday afternoon.

At around 8 p.m., a few other friends arrived at the crime scene to start a vigil. Many wrote messages and lit candles to honor his short life.

"That's my brother," friend Amanda McMoore said. She showed a photo of them together at Sacramento State University. "He always said 'I love my sister til death,' and that's my brother."

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.


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