Early Morning Midtown Shooting Believed to Be Gang Related

An early morning shooting around the rail tracks near the Mercantile Saloon, does not appear to be related to the LGBT community or a hate crime. The shooting occurred at approximately 3 a.m., on Friday, February 26,

According to Sgt. Norm Leong with the Sacramento Police Dept. one man was shot in the incident and was transported to the UCD Medical Center and treated for non life-threatening injuries.

According to Leong, the victim and his friends were at a nightclub near 21st and L St. They got into an argument with a group of male Hispanic adults who began flashing gang signs.


The victim and his party left on foot and were walking west on L Street. Two male Hispanics in a silver Honda Accord 2-Dr drove by and fired several rounds out the window. The victim was struck by a single round and the suspects drove off west on L Street.

After the shooting, the victim ran into the Mercantile to call for help, which was closed for the night but still had employees inside cleaning up.

Leong told Outword that the shooting was probably gang related and not related to the LGBT community.

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