Man shot, killed outside nephew's Herald home

12:56 AM, Dec 10, 2012   |    comments
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Man shot dead in Herald driveway, Dec. 9, 2012.

HERALD, CA - A family is grieving the loss of an uncle and the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is looking for those responsible for his shooting death.

A shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the 13000 block of Purvis Road. The caller told the sheriff's department he heard a gunshot outside his home and when he went to investigate, he saw that his uncle was lying unresponsive on the driveway.

Sheriff's Sgt. Jason Ramos said the uncle had been riding a dirt bike at the time. It was not known if he was leaving or returning to the property when he was shot.

Ramos said nothing was being ruled out, including the possibility of a road rage incident, but that investigators believe the shooting may have been very deliberate.

"It looks like he was targeted for some reason and that someone would have had a reason to be here specifically for him or that some encounter with someone else quickly escalated into a situation involving deadly force," Ramos said. 

The victim received a single gunshot wound to the upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene.

There was no infomraiotn on teh shooter, Ramos said.

Neighbors were encouraged to call investigators with the department if they noticed any vehicle or person in the area that they did not recognize or that may have been suspicious.


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