The second victim of a deadly shooting outside a Natomas apartment complex late Monday has been identified by Sacramento County Coroner’s officials as 32-year-old Jerry Donell Crosby.
Crosby and a teenage victim, Carlos Garcia, 17, were found fatally shot inside a car parked outside Woodbridge Apartments at San Juan Avenue and Azevedo Drive in South Natomas.
Sacramento police investigators continue their search for leads into the gun killings. The 11 p.m. shooting Monday was one in a string of deadly shootings in Sacramento. Five people were killed in Sacramento in four shootings over a three-day span.
As officers headed to the Natomas shooting late Monday, another near Eleanor Avenue and Arcade Boulevard in North Sacramento’s Strawberry Manor district left one person dead and another wounded. About 12 hours later, Sacramento Police responded to a homicide scene at Sixth Avenue and 37th Street in Oak Park.
The rash of gun violence began early Sunday when two people fired shots after being tossed from a midtown sports bar near 28th and J streets, leaving one person dead.
Sacramento police in a statement Wednesday said reducing violent crime “remains a top priority for us,” in calling for the public’s help to quell the violence.
“Unchecked violent crime destroys our community and harms families, relationships, and critical community infrastructure. Reducing violent crime remains a top priority for us. The Sacramento Police Department is asking for the community’s assistance as we continue our efforts to combat these tragic incidents,” the statement read. “It is vital to remain unified as we work to reduce harm in our city.”
Sacramento police are asking anyone with information to call department dispatchers at 916-808-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-HELP (4357). Tips can also be submitted anonymously using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app.