Just after midnight, the Sacramento Sheriff's Department received numerous calls about gunshots near Howe Avenue and Alta Arden.  

When deputies arrived at the scene, they found a dead man inside a vehicle in the parking lot.  

A woman was found nearby and she was rushed to a local hospital, but was pronounced dead a short time later.  

Their identities will be confirmed and released by the Sacramento County Coroner's Office, once next of kin notification has been made.  

Numerous shell casings littered the ground. Sheriff's are looking for people witnessed fleeing the scene.  It's not known if they played a role in the killing.  

Detectives are asking anyone having information regarding this incident to contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115.  

Tip information may also be left anonymously  by calling (916) 874-TIPS.