Saturday, February 7, 2009

Detectives Make Two Arrests In Connection To Shooting On Cortright Way

On February 6, 2009, at 3:01 p.m., Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the report of a shooting at a house located at the corner of Ramsey Drive and Cortright Way. When deputies arrived they found two victims outside the home suffering from what appeared to be shotgun wounds. The first victim, a 17-year-old Hispanic male, was wounded in the neck and face. The second victim, an 18-year-old Hispanic male, was shot in the hand and leg. Both victims were transported to a local hospital where they continue to receive treatment for their wounds.

Witnesses told investigators after they heard the gunshots they looked outside to see a red Mitsubishi Eclipse leaving the area. Later that night at 10:50 p.m., as a result of their investigation and with the cooperation of witnesses and the assistance of the Twin Rivers School District Police Department, Sheriff’s detectives were able to identify, locate and arrest two juvenile suspects in connection to the shooting. The suspects were located at a home in the 8100 block of Clarion Drive in North Highlands and were arrested without incident.

The suspects, a 16-year-old male validated gang member and his 17-year-old male associate were booked into juvenile hall and both were charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and participation in a criminal street gang. The investigation into whether more suspects were involved in the shooting is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting is urged to call Sheriff’sdetectives at (916) 874-5115, or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00.

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