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SACRAMENTO, CA - A man was shot and injured in a south Sacramento neighborhood Wednesday night.

Witnesses calledpolice and reported hearing multiple gunshots near14th Avenue and 45th Streetaround 9 p.m., Sacramento police Sgt. Michael Hijht said.

When police arrived, they found the man in the intersection. He had non-life threatening injuries.Officers also found multiple shell casings near the scene.

Hijhtsaid the man was an innocent bystander in the shooting.

"It appears to be a random shooting,"Hijht said.

Police found a gun in a trash can several blocks away and are searching for the suspected gunman in the area.

This was not a drive-by shooting,Hijht said.

Late Wednesday night, officers continued to interview witnesses and canvass several blocks in the area .