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Man shot multiple times outside Citrus Heights career center

Officers respond to the scene outside National Career Education Center in Citrus Heights on Aug. 10, following a shooting. // M. Hazlip

By Mike Hazlip—
A shooting in the parking lot of a career center in Citrus Heights on Thursday night left one man injured, with what police said were multiple gunshot wounds.

Citrus Heights Police Lt. Shaun Gualco told reporters that police arrived to the scene near 6249 Sunrise Blvd. just before 9 p.m. on Aug. 10 after receiving 911 calls. Officers found one male lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds, Gualco said.

The man was transported to an area hospital, police said.

Gualco said the only description was of a white vehicle that was seen leaving the scene, but had no further information citing the ongoing investigation. A subsequent news release issued Friday afternoon said “several subjects were seen fleeing the area immediately after the shooting and are wanted for questioning.”

Police said detectives collected “multiple pieces of evidence” and were reviewing video recordings and interviewing witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Department’s Crime Tip Line at (916) 727-5524. Anonymous tips can be left with the Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers tip hotline at (916) 443-HELP.

A student at National Career Education Center who did not want to be identified told The Sentinel the victim was a student of the college, but had no further information about him. The career school moved students to the gym after the shooting, the student said.

Several students were left stranded for more than an hour, unable to reach their vehicles while police processed the crime scene.

Thursday night’s shooting comes after police arrested two suspects for an Aug. 1 homicide that occurred on Sayonara Drive.

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