SOUTH SACRAMENTO -- Police are investigating a homicide in South Sacramento.
"Heard what sounded like six or seven automatic, semi-automatic gunshots," said Jeff Bailey.
Bailey and his wife were up before dawn when they heard gunfire ring out around 4:40 a.m. just down the street from their house on Wah Avenue in South Sacramento.
The light rail tracks near their home were the scene of a police investigation into a shooting that left one person dead and sent another to the hospital in critical condition early Thursday morning.
"At this point, we've only identified two victims," said Sacramento Police Sgt. Eddie Macaulay.
Police say they believe the shooting happened on the east side of the train tracks but as their investigation has progressed they've expanded their scene to the west side of the tracks and into the nearby South Sacramento neighborhood.
"At this point, it's a very active investigation but it appears that it's a very isolated incident," Macaulay said.
Police say there was no threat to the public but they are still trying to figure out who is responsible for pulling the trigger.
Meanwhile, people who live in the neighborhood say violent crimes do not happen very often in the area.
"It's pretty clean. It's so close to the light rail tracks it seems like everyone going through here keeps on moving towards the light rail," Bailey said.
A stretch of the train tracks between Florin Road and 47th Avenue were closed for much of the morning as police investigated. Regional transit created a bus bridge to accommodate people who usually take the train or light rail between those locations.
SPD investigating a homicide in the area of Wah/Indian. Traffic impacted in the area. Railroad/Lightrail tracks closed down from Florin/47th Ave . Please use alternate routes. PIO on scene. #sacpd pic.twitter.com/OdLrlgLXgl
— Sacramento Police (@SacPolice) October 18, 2018
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