Man Shot And Killed In South Sacramento

Deputies are investigating a deadly shooting in South Sacramento where a man was killed.  The shooting happened little before 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night at a Chevron gas station in the 8400 block of Florin Road.

A spokesman for the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said that deputies found a 20-year-old man on the ground in the parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper torso and began life saving measures. Sacramento Metro Fire paramedics also responded and pronounced the dead at the scene. Investigators say he was an employee of the gas station.

Photo by Robert Peterson

Deputies said that one of the employees of the gas station was cleaning the gas station parking lot and got into an verbal argument with two or three people who were hanging out in the parking lot. One of the those people is alleged to have physically assaulted the employee. He is said to have gone back into the store to call 911 about the assault.  It was his co-worker then went outside and who was approached by those same people. One of them allegedly pulled out a handgun and fired several shots at the co-worker, inevitably killing him.

The suspects are described only as "three Hispanic male adults."  They reportedly raced away from the gas station in a light colored compact car south on Florin-Perkins Road.

The identity of the shooting victim will be released by the Sacramento County Coroner’s office after his family has been notified.

Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

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