Sacto 9-1-1
August 26, 2011
Body of 20-year-old man found shot in Fruitridge neighborhood

Sacramento County Sheriff's detectives have identified the victim of a fatal shooting in the Fruitridge area this morning as a 20-year-old man from Sacramento.

His name, however, has not yet been released.

About 1 a.m. today, deputies responded to the intersection of 37th Avenue and 44th Street in the Fruitridge neighborhood, where a body was found face down in the street, said sheriff's spokesman Deputy Jason Ramos. The man suffered a gunshot wound to his upper body.

A passerby called authorities after seeing the man's body lying in a gutter, Ramos said. The Sheriff's Department had not received any calls of a gunshot heard in the area; however, detectives suspect the shooting was recent, Ramos said.

Detectives have not yet determined a motive from the crime, Ramos said.

He said the victim did not live in that immediate area, and detectives do not yet know why he was in that area when he was shot.

Bee staff writer Kim Minugh updated this post.

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