Update: The second shooting victim has been identified as 31-year-old Berkeley resident Tuan Tran.
SACRAMENTO – What may have started as an early morning fight Sunday at a nightclub turned into a deadly shooting just a few feet from the Golden 1 Center.
Around 2 a.m., just as bars and clubs on K Street were closing for the night, Greg Lee told FOX40 he heard gunshots from just below his apartment.
"We were just laying in, watching movies, I guess about 1:30, 1:45," Lee said. "Just heard a couple of shots then a bunch of repeated shots after that."
Sacramento police say four people were hit by the gunfire, all of whom came from a nearby nightclub.
"My girl’s son called and said that it was a shooting out here. He works in one of the clubs over here. We came out and seen the young man’s body laying on the ground," Lee said.
That man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say a woman was also found shot nearby but she’s expected to be OK.
There were also two other men who had been shot but they were not there when officers arrived.
"There were two victims at a local area hospital who had also sustained gunshot wounds and they determined that those gunshot wounds were related to this shooting," said Sacramento Police Sgt. Vance Chandler.
One of those two is expected to survive but the other did not make it.
The coroner's office has identified the deceased victims as 26-year-old Abram Oates, of Sacramento, and 31-year-old Tuan Tran, of Berkeley.
"You just hope for the best for his family and all the families involved, hope we have a better year for everybody," Lee said.
Police have not said how many guns were involved nor if any of the victims also fired shots.
"There’s a lot involved, so they need to piece it all together," Chandler explained. "It’s going to take time and we don’t want to give out any inaccurate information at this time."
Meanwhile, Lee heard the shooting started as a fight at the club, an argument he feels never should have ended like this. A motive for the shooting has not been determined by investigators.
"It’s terrible to see a young man ... I walk out this morning and see a young man partially naked, dead, laying on the cold concrete," he told FOX40. "It’s sad and we all need to do better."
Police say there would have been many people in the area of K and 7th streets at that time of night because it was around last call. They’re asking witnesses who may have seen something to come forward.
Sacramento police say 7th Street reopened around 5:15 p.m.
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In October, Sacramento police reported there had been a spike in crime along the K Street corridor. While city leaders have told FOX40 they’re working on getting more patrols in the area, they also want to encourage citizens who see something to say something.
Investigators are encouraging anyone with information regarding this shooting, to call the dispatch center at 916-808-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-HELP (4357) or submit an anonymous tip using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.
This is a developing story. Information will be updated as it becomes available.