By Bee Staff
A 24-year-old man died today of a gunshot wound in a Carmichael residence, according to the Sacramento Sheriff's Department.
Deputies found the man unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his upper back in a residence in the 5700 blocks of Haskel Avenue, according to Sheriff's spokesman Jason Ramos. They tried to revive him, but medical personnel at the scene declared him dead, according to Ramos.
Ramos said in an interview at the site of the shooting that the victim was not a resident of the duplex where he was found. There were several witnesses to the shooting, and they are being interviewed by officers, Ramos said.
Neighbors said the residential area is quiet and home to many retirees. But neighbors had reported to the sheriff's department that the duplex was known in the area for drug activity.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (916) 874-5115, Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP, or send a text message tip to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.