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Woman killed in Natomas gas station shooting identified as an employee

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting at a gas station in Natomas.

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. — A woman killed in a shooting at a Natomas gas station early Wednesday morning was an employee, the Sacramento Police Department said. 

Officers with the Sacramento Police Department responded to reports of a shooting after midnight at a Speedway gas station at West El Camino Avenue and Gateway Oaks Drive. 

A woman was found in the area who had been shot at least once. She died at the scene and was later identified as 22-year-old Janiah Tanae Johnson from Citrus Heights.

Ron Gaines, who lives near the area, said the neighborhood is safe.

"Very, very unusual it’s a pretty quiet neighborhood here, never seen this much police activity here," Gaines said.

Gaines said he gets coffee at the gas station every morning and he usually walks from his house.

“I wonder who it was because I know everybody in there so hopefully it wasn’t an employee that I know every day," Gaines said.

Some businesses in the area near the gas station couldn't open at their normal time this morning because of the police presence. Izzy works in the area and said she was shocked when she arrived to work.

“For someone to get shot yeah — I mean some crazy stuff happens but people don’t be killing each other out here," Izzy said.

Sacramento police said they believe this is an isolated incident. There is no information on the possible shooter at this time.

Anyone with information about the shooting can call the Sacramento Police Department's dispatch center at (916) 808-5471 or call Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-4357.

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