By Tillie Fong
One person was killed and six injured in a drive-by shooting at a Halloween party in north Sacramento early Sunday, police said.
A man in his late 20s was pronounced dead at the scene.
Five others - a mix of men and women in their 20s and 30s - were shot in their lower extremities but had non-life threatening injuries They either drove themselves or were transported by ambulance to local area hospitals.
One woman, who was hit in the lower body by shrapnel, drove herself to a Fairfield hospital.
Police are still in the process of identifying all the victims.
The incident occurred shortly before 1:37 a.m. Sunday when police received a call of a person shot outside a business in the 1800 block of Del Paso Boulevard. When officers arrived, they found multiple victims.
"The party ended and people started coming out of the front door, " said Michele Gigante, spokeswoman for Sacramento Police. " A sedan was going southbound on Del Paso, and they started shooting at the crowd."
Police said it was unknown how many shooters were involved, but six people were shot - one fatally -and one injured by shrapnel. The road was closed for several hours for the homicide investigation.
It was not known Sunday if the man who was killed was targeted, police said.
"We're still trying to figure out a motive, but it may be a straight-up drive-by," said Gigante.
Police are also investigating the circumstances of the party, which may have been held at the business illegally.
"It sounds like they were charging a cover charge, so it may be an unpermitted type of party," said Gigante. "We're getting more information."
She declined to name the business.
Sacramento police is also asking for any witnesses to the shooting to contact them.
"Even if they didn't see something, they may have information imperative to the case," said Gigante.
Anyone with information on the shooting should call Sacramento police at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357).
Call The Bee's Tillie Fong, (916) 321-1006.