Sacto 9-1-1
March 24, 2013
Three shot, one dies at Natomas party

A third victim has been identified in the Natomas shooting that left one dead during a party early Sunday morning, Sacramento police said.

Along with one man injured and another man dead, a woman was also wounded during the gunfire at an apartment, police discovered later in the day.

Police received reports of a shooting and a large fight in an apartment in the 2200 block of River Plaza Drive about 1:05 a.m. When they arrived at the scene, they found a black male in his 20's with multiple gunshot wounds. The Sacramento Fire Department pronounced him dead at the scene.

His identity has not been released by the county coroner's office.

A second shooting victim, a Hispanic male in his 30's, was transported to an area hospital with what appears to be non-life threatening injuries, reports said. His identity was also not released.

Michele Gigante, a Sacramento police spokesperson, said detectives received information on a possible third victim of the shooting.

"Later this morning, a female victim in her 20's admitted herself into an area hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to her lower extremity," Gigante said in a press release. "She is the third victim from the incident on River Plaza Drive. Homicide is still actively investigating the case."

The woman's name was not released by authorities. She was treated and released for her injuries.

Police said it appears there was a large party in the apartment where the two men were found. Many people were seen fleeing the area either on foot or in vehicles after the shootings.

Homicide detectives said there is no known motive at this time for the deadly shooting, and no arrests have been made.

Because there were many witnesses at the party, authorities are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact Sacramento police at (916) 264-5471. Callers can remain anonymous and earn a reward of up to $1,000.

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