SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Officers responding to an accident overnight in Sacramento found a passenger dead with a gunshot wound to the chest.

The victim was a passenger of a vehicle involved in an accident at 65th and S streets. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

At about 3:15 a.m., Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies responded to the intersection in response to a call from the Sacramento Police Department. When SPD arrived at the scene for an accident investigation, it was discovered that a 20 year-old woman had sustained a gunshot wound to her upper body.

Preliminary investigation suggested that the vehicle the victim was in had been struck by gunfire at a different location within the county of Sacramento, according to Sgt. Jason Ramos.

Detectives are investigating a possible connection to a call regarding shots fired on Watt Avenue in the Arden Arcade area. At this time, a motive for this shooting has not been determined and there is no information available regarding any suspect(s) involved, Ramos said.

A man and a woman who were in the vehicle with the victim were detained for questioning, as was the driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident. No one was injured as a result of the collision.

The identity of the victim wasn’t released pending notification of family.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (916) 874-5115. Tip information may also be left anonymously at, by texting to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword SSD, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).


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