4 killed in south Sacramento shootout on 18th St.
SOUTH SACRAMENTO - Four people were killed and one injured during a shootout inside a south Sacramento home on Saturday night.
Officers responded to a call of shots fired at a house on the 7600 block of 18th Street around 10:40 p.m. on Saturday and upon arrival discovered a shootout had occurred inside the home, said Sacramento Police Sgt. Andrew Pettit.
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According to Pettit, four people were killed in the shooting--including an alleged gunman. Another person was wounded and transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Michelle Gigante of the Sacramento Police Dept. said the suspected shooter was allowed into the home and then fired on four people. A person inside the home heard the commotion and confronted the suspected shooter, shooting and killing the individual in the process.
The motive for the shooting is still under investigation, but Gigante said police do not believe this was a random act, and were looking into it possibly being gang related. She also said there was no sign of forced entry into the home.
The identities of all involved individuals were withheld. However, Gigante said the fatal shooting victims included three men and one woman. All of them were in their 50s, except for one man. He was in his 20s.
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Sunday afternoon, members of the Hmong community gathered by the victims' home. Jimmy Vang said his aunt and uncle were among those killed.
"It's devastating. They're in their 50s. They still have a long time from now. It's hard for all the uncles, the brothers, and sisters. They are all here too," said Vang.
Vang said two guests were also shot. One died, another is expected to survive. That shooting victim who survived went through surgery and is now in critical but stable condition according to Gigante.
The Sacramento Police Department encouraged 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.
Reporter Suzanne Phan contributed to this story. firstname.lastname@example.org