SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Update:
Sacramento police say they’ve made an arrest in the shooting death of two people, one of which family members say was seven-year-old Isabel Agnes Martin.
Police identified the suspect as 22-year-old Tyrice Martin, who was arrested in connection to the deadly shooting. He is being held without bail and is expected to be arraigned on Friday.
“Every loss of life is a tragedy, but when a young child is involved, it is especially heartbreaking to the family, community, and responding officers. As violence in our city continues to rise, the most vulnerable in our communities are the most affected by these terrible crimes,” said Sacramento Police Department Chief Daniel Hahn. “I would like to thank the community leaders with Black Child Legacy who were instrumental in assisting officers and family members with a tragic scene. I would also like to acknowledge the hard work of the officers, detectives, and other department staff who worked tirelessly overnight and today to make an arrest in this homicide.”
Isabel Martin was originally identified as an eight-year-old child by police, however, the coroner's office later said she was seven.
Police said a neighborhood disturbance between two groups escalated into the deadly shooting on Tuesday night. Martin was ultimately arrested and booked into jail for homicide, according to police.
An 8-year-old girl and a man were killed in a shooting at an Upper Land Park housing complex Tuesday night, according to the Sacramento Police Department.
Police said they responded to the shooting along the 2600 block of 5th Street and Seavey Circle around 10:20 p.m. on Tuesday. Arriving officers found a man on scene with at least one gunshot wound. A second victim, only identified as an 8-year-old girl, was also shot. She was taken to the hospital where she later died.
The aunt of the victim, Sonia Delgadillo, identified the 8-year-old as Isabel Agnes Martin.
Few details about the incident are known at this time, but police said dozens of police officers responded to the area for crowd control.
On Wednesday morning, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg tweeted "two more senseless deaths to gun violence - one of them a little girl."
The family has set up a GoFundMe page to help lay the young girl to rest.
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