1 dead in parking lot shooting near high school football game in Sacramento
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) – A shooting in a parking lot at Grant Union High School on Friday night is being investigated as a homicide, the the Sacramento Police Department said.
At approximately 11:40 p.m. Friday, officers responded to the school to assist the Twin Rivers Police Department in reporting a shooting. The victim was a man in his twenties and was transported to an area hospital.
The man died of injuries and his death marks the 50th homicide in the city this year, Zach Eaton of the Sacramento Police Department said Friday night.
The shooting happened outside of a football game between Grant and Monterey Trail High Schools and at the time, Twin Rivers had 11 officers at the scene. Sacramento police are conducting the investigation at the request of the Twin Rivers Police Department.
It is believed that the people at Eaton involved in an “immediate self-transport” of the victim were not Grant students in the early stages of the investigation.
“In the Grant High School parking lot, there was a disturbance with a large group of people of what we believe to be around 20,” Eaton said Friday night. “At some point during this disturbance, a shooting occurred in the parking lot.”
The shooting did not disrupt the football game, as it was nearing its end when the shooting occurred. Monterey Trail beat Grant 49-42 in the Friday night contest.
Eaton said anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact the Sacramento Police Department.
The Twin Rivers Unified School District released the following statement on Saturday.
We are absolutely devastated by the senseless act of gun violence that took place Friday night in the parking lot of Grant Union High School, and send our deepest condolences to the family as they mourn the loss of a loved one.
Maintaining a safe and secure environment for students, staff, families and community members is essential. We wholeheartedly believe that the most important thing we can all do right now is to build a sense of community to provide a safe environment for all.
It’s something we need to work harder on, together. We encourage students, families and community members to report if they suspect something is wrong in their environment. If you see something, you have to say something. If you hear something, you have to say something. If something is wrong, say something. It is extremely important to speak up so law enforcement can get ahead of any potential threat.
Twin Rivers Unified School District
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg posted a statement about the shooting on his Twitter account Saturday morning.
“Grant High School football is a community treasure. We cannot allow senseless gun violence to harm our community’s ability to enjoy the traditions that make our city great, whether it’s a football game, a club dance or a community gathering,” Steinberg said. tweeted.
Friday night’s shooting came a day after a man was shot near the Sutter Lawn Tennis Club in East of Sacramento. The suspect in the shooting, Desean Brasser Jr., 23, was arrested Friday by Sacramento police.
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