SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento police on Wednesday said they arrested a suspect in connection to an Upper Land Park shooting that left a man and a young girl dead.
The suspect was identified as 22-year-old Tyrice Martin.READ MORE: 'It Just Makes Your Heart Melt': Folsom Marine Injured In Kabul Bombing Gets Hero's Welcome Home
Martin was arrested in connection to the shooting, but it is unclear if he shot both victims — one of which was his 7-year-old niece Isabel Martin — late Tuesday night along Seavey Circle, on the east side of Interstate 5 near Miller Park.
“Every loss of life is a tragedy, but when a young child is involved, it is especially heartbreaking to the family, community, and responding officers. As violence in our city continues to rise, the most vulnerable in our communities are the most affected by these terrible crimes,” said Sacramento Police Department Chief Daniel Hahn.READ MORE: Yolo County Program Trades Safe Fireworks For Illegal Ones
Sacramento police said investigators believe a disturbance between two groups escalated into a deadly shooting.
The male gunshot victim was pronounced dead at the scene, Sacramento police said. The 7-year-old girl was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Early Wednesday morning, police said the girl died from her injuries.
Both the man and girl suffered at least one gunshot wound, police say.MORE NEWS: Experts: California Lacked Safeguards For Gun Owner Info
Their identities were not yet available.