Sacramento Police: Suspect arrested in Upper Land Park shooting of man, 7-year-old girl

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The Latest – Wednesday, Nov. 17:

5:42 p.m.

The coroner’s office identified the girl as 7-year-old Isabel Martin.

4:11 p.m.

Police said they arrested 22-year-old Tyrice Martin as a suspect in the fatal shooting. According to police, the shooting began as a neighborhood “disturbance” between two groups.

Original Story Below:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Sacramento police are investigating a shooting that killed a man and a young girl Tuesday night. 

Police said the shooting happened around 10:20 p.m. near 5th Street and Seavey Circle in Upper Land Park.

A man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. A critically wounded 8-year-old girl was taken to the hospital, where she later died.

Police said both the man and girl were shot at least once. 

At this time, the victims are unidentified, and their relationship is unknown. 

FOX40 spoke to a woman whose relatives live in the complex near where the shooting happened.

 “It’s really sad because I see kids playing here all the time, and it really breaks my heart. And it makes me scared for my family that lives here because there’s been a lot more shootings in the past years I’ve seen,” Annamarie Bermudez said. “I think there should be a lot more security around here.”

In a tweet, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg said he’s grieving “over two more senseless deaths to gun violence – one of them a little girl.”

“Thank you @SacPolice for your work holding people to account for such heinous acts. Human life is precious in @TheCityofSac and everywhere,” he continued.

An official with Leataata Floyd Elementary School told FOX40 they would have grief counselors on campus on Wednesday.

Investigators remain at the scene, canvassing the area and contacting potential witnesses. 

Officials do not have any information on the shooter or the circumstances leading up to the shooting.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to contact the Sacramento Police Department dispatch Center at 916-808-5471.

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