Oak Park drive-by shooting kills young man
Police are investigating the deadly drive-by shooting of a young man in Oak Park, but haven’t released a suspect or vehicle description, and have no known motive.
The incident occurred Thursday on the 3100 block of 39th Street at 12:44 p.m., Sacramento Police Department Spokesman Doug Morse said. The victim – identified as 19-year-old Anthony Navarro – was shot multiple times while on foot near the suspect vehicle, and died later at the hospital, police say.
Police had detained several people who may have been witnesses, at Martin Luther King and 7th Avenue, and a large number of officers – including some from the gang unit – were on scene. Several shell casings could be seen on the ground.
"They have some witnesses they’re talking to, and as soon as they get done with those interviews, hopefully we’ll have a better idea of what happened," Morse said.
There was also a disturbance at the UC Davis Medical Center, which police were dispatched to, which may have been related to the victim’s death.
Oak Park, one of Sacramento’s largest neighborhoods, has been undergoing a revitalization recently, and Thursday’s incident serves as a reminder of how much work remains, said Oak Park Neighborhood Association President Michael Boyd.
Boyd was surprised and taken aback when he learned of the news Thursday, and said fatal shootings aren’t very common in the area. "It’s quite shocking, actually," he said. "This is not something we’re accustomed to, nor something we want or will tolerate, but stuff happens in a modern society, doesn’t it."
The SPD request 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.
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