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Citrus Heights police investigate 2nd deadly shooting on Sayonara Drive

By Mike Hazlip—
Citrus Heights police are investigating another shooting that occurred Tuesday night in the 7800 block of Sayonara Drive.

In an Aug. 2 press release, police said officers responded to the area just after 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 1, following multiple 911 calls. Callers reported an adult male had been shot.

Officers provided life-saving measures at the scene, but the man succumbed to his injuries after being transported to an area hospital, the release said. The victim’s identity has not been released pending notification of his next of kin.

Citrus Heights police are conducting an investigation that includes gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and reviewing video recordings from the area, authorities said. Police are looking for “several subjects seen fleeing the area immediately after the shooting.” The individuals are wanted for questioning.

“Based upon the preliminary investigation, there does not appear to be any additional threats of danger in the area related to this incident,” the release said.

Police say Tuesday’s shooting is not related to a March 20 shooting that left 33-year-old Jason Tanom Simmons dead. The Sentinel previously reported that shooting also occurred in the 7800 block of Sayonara Drive.

The suspect in the March shooting, 30-year-old Joshua Brisbane of Carmichael, was arrested in Roseville last month. Sacramento County jail records show Brisbane remains in custody on a murder charge and is ineligible for bail.

Police encourage anyone with information related to the incident to contact the Citrus Heights Police Department Crime Tip Line at 916-727-5524, or the Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-HELP (4357) to submit an anonymous tip. Tips leading to an arrest may earn a cash reward, police said.

Update: Two arrests were made on Aug. 2, within 16 hours of the shooting. See story: Police make quick arrests after fatal Citrus Heights shooting

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