1 Killed in Del Paso Heights Shooting

SACRAMENTO, Calif. On Thursday night, at least 1 person was fatally shot on Las Palmas Avenue near Farfield Street in Del Paso Heights, a neighborhood in Sacramento.

Officers with the Sacramento Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the 600 block of Las Palmas Ave just before 8:30 PM. When they arrived, they found the victim, a man, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was declared dead on the scene by Sacramento Fire.

Officials say there is no current motive or suspect. The shooting marks the 6th homicide death in Sacramento this year, following a 26% increase in homicide cases in 2020.

Sacramento is currently on-pace for another year of high homicide rates.

Sacramento Police have encouraged witnesses with information to contact the dispatch center at (916) 808-5471.

The victim will be identified following notification of next-of-kin.

Ethan Biando
Ethan Biando is a freelance journalist from Sacramento. His writing focuses on crime, courts, and policing. Find him on Twitter @ethanb822

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