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Sacto By Night Lounge owner killed after gang-related shooting in Sacramento

Detectives learned a group of gang members were at the nightclub and were initially refusing to leave at closing time.



At approximately 1:45 AM, on Sunday, November 26, 2023, Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Central Patrol Division responded to a shooting at a nightclub venue on the 7000 block of Governors Circle in South Sacramento.

Deputies discovered two adult males suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds and began life-saving measures.

Sacramento City Fire Department personnel also responded but later pronounced the two deceased at the scene.

One of the victims was the owner of the establishment.

The victims’ identities will be made public by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.

Witnesses reported that the suspects may have fled in a white-colored vehicle shortly after the shooting. Officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) patrolling nearby located the vehicle and detained the occupants inside.

Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene, interviewed witnesses, and gathered evidence. Based on their investigation, detectives learned a group of gang members were at the nightclub and were initially refusing to leave at closing time.

Once employees could get all the patrons out of the venue, a fight involving those gang members ensued in the parking lot.

During the fight, at least one of the gang members shot two individuals, who died at the scene. Detectives confirmed that the individuals detained in the vehicle stop were, in fact, involved with the shooting.

They recovered multiple firearms, and the investigation will continue to determine appropriate charges.

The suspects’ identities will be released once charges related to the homicide are filed, as permitted by law.

This investigation is still ongoing, and detectives are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (916) 874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP (4357).

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