SACRAMENTO, CA – Several teenagers were wounded by gunfire Christmas night after a confrontation with a couple of adults in the South Sacramento area.
According to the Sacramento Police Department, at approximately 9:44 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the 7400 block of 29th Street regarding a report of a shooting.
When officers arrived they found a male teenaged victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was rushed to an area hospital with critical injuries.
As officers continued their investigation it was discovered that there were multiple victims struck by gunfire.
Medical staff at a local hospital notified police of a teenage victim with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. It was later determined to be related to the incident on 29th Street.
A short time later, a third teenaged shooting victim was found in the area of the scene and taken to the hospital by police and treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.
According to witnesses, the victims were with a group of teens who were approached by two suspects on foot. A verbal argument ensued and both suspects pulled guns and started firing at the group. The suspects are believed to be adults.
No arrests have been made and Sacramento Police Homicide Detectives and Crimes Scene Investigators are actively working the case.
The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.