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Citrus Heights shooting leaves one dead; police seek witnesses

[box]Jan. 16, 2015 update — The shooting is still under investigation and no arrest has been made so far, according to police spokesperson Anthony Boehle.[/box]

A Friday night shooting in Citrus Heights has left one man dead after police say his vehicle was struck by gunfire and collided with a light pole near Sayonara Drive and Lialana Way, according to a police department press release sent out today.

Police lights“The Citrus Heights Police Department and our community will not tolerate such violent crime in our neighborhoods,” said Lieutenant Ryan Kinnan. “We believe someone has information concerning this crime and are asking those individuals to come forward.”

Around 11:22 p.m. last night, officers were dispatched in response to a report of shots fired and later reports of a vehicle collision, according to police. Upon arrival, they located the vehicle and “performed life saving measures” on the unidentified unconscious male driver, until paramedics arrived and transported him to a local hospital where police say he was pronounced deceased.

A preliminary investigation indicates the shooting was not a random act and police are asking residents in the area with outdoor security cameras are asked to review their video footage to identify if they may have captured any details related to the incident.

Police say witnesses reported the shots were fired from a vehicle last seen heading west on Sayonara Drive, but are seeking more information.

The details involving the suspect and suspect vehicle are still under investigation, and anyone who may have information related to the incident is encouraged to contact the Investigative Service Division at 916-727-5500.

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