One person killed in midtown Sacramento after late-night shooting along popular block

One person is dead following an overnight shooting on a popular midtown block home to restaurants, bars and a music spot, police said Sunday morning.

Sacramento Police Department spokesman Officer Chad Lewis said the “investigation remains very active” after officers were called to the intersection of 28th and J streets for a homicide.

Lewis said the shooting occurred before 1 a.m. in front of several establishments on the 2700 block of J Street. Officers believe two shooters were involved, according to Lewis, but no suspect information was available.

Radio calls to dispatchers around 12:45 a.m. indicated officers were seeking a black pickup truck that was seen speeding away from the shooting by witnesses, while police radioed that one person was “down with a gun” along the north side of the intersection. The block — home to Harlow’s nightclub, BarWest sports bar, the Red Rabbit Kitchen and Bar, and Centro Cocina Mexicana — is bordered to the north by James Marshall Park.

Lewis said that the victim was pronounced dead at the scene by Sacramento Fire Department personnel after suffering “multiple gunshot wounds.” He said no other injuries were reported.

Police are see. on J Street between 27th and 28th streets Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, following a shooting in the midtown section of Sacramento, Calif. One person was killed in the shooting along a popular block just before 1 a.m.
Police are see. on J Street between 27th and 28th streets Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, following a shooting in the midtown section of Sacramento, Calif. One person was killed in the shooting along a popular block just before 1 a.m.

The incident marks the third late-night shooting on the city’s grid outside of popular late-night spots.

An April 3 gang shootout downtown around 10th and K streets killed six people and wounded 12. Three suspects — brothers Smiley and Dandrae Martin and Mtula Payton — face murder and other charges in that incident.

On July 4, one person was killed and four were injured after shots rang out in front of the Mix Downtown nightclub at 16th and L streets. A suspect has not been identified in that shooting.