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2 men killed near Fair Oaks Park shooting identified | Update

Jesus Mejia Cruz and Jerzain Trenado Orozco died on Monday.

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. — Friday Update:

The Sacramento County Coroner's Office has identified both of the men killed Monday evening near Fair Oaks Park in Citrus Heights.

30-year-old Jesus Mejia Cruz from Citrus Heights was identified as the first victim killed near Fair Oaks Park. The second person killed in Citrus Heights was identified as 41-year-old Jerzain Trenado Orozco.

Investigators haven't released any new information about the shooting or the victims' connection.

Original Story:

A shooter who killed a person at Fair Oaks Park was chased and gunned down in Citrus Heights, authorities said.

Sgt. Rod Grassmann said the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office received multiple calls about the shooting around 5:56 p.m. at the park.

A man allegedly walked up to a group of men in the park and shot and killed one of them. Grassmann said the shooter ran off toward Madison Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard and over into Citrus Heights city limits.

Lt. Jason Baldwin, spokesperson for Citrus Heights Police Department, said the shooter was chased down by at least one armed person and shot multiple times. He was taken to a hospital where he ultimately died.

"This is not a random event. These people know each other. We’re still investigating how they know each other and why this occurred," Baldwin said.

Grassman said the person shot and killed at the park appeared to be targeted, and that the second shooter involved in the incident is still outstanding.


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