Scene of Oak Park shooting Wednesday night. Sacramento Police Department
Scene of Oak Park shooting Wednesday night. Sacramento Police Department

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Drive-by shooter sprays bullets into group in Oak Park, killing man, wounding woman

By Bill Lindelof and Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks

June 29, 2017 06:57 AM

A man was killed and a young woman wounded in a drive-by shooting Wednesday night in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento.

The Sacramento Police Department said that officers responded to the shooting about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 3700 block of 40th Street. When officers arrived, they found a 19-year-old man shot multiple times and a 22-year-old woman with a leg wound.

Both were taken to the hospital, where the man died. Sacramento County Coroner’s Office identified the man as Giovonni Griffin of Sacramento. The woman is in stable condition.

Police determined that the two were in a group near a parked car on 40th Street, just south of 12th Avenue, when a vehicle slowed while in the intersection. Someone in the slowly moving vehicle opened fire in the direction of the group.

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The vehicle with the shooter then fled. A motive for the shooting has not yet been established.

The shooting comes after a weekend incident in which a pregnant woman was shot less than a mile from Wednesday night’s homicide.

A woman who was eight months pregnant had to have her labor induced after she was shot Saturday in Oak Park at a memorial of a loved one.

Sacramento police were dispatched to the area of 33rd Street and 10th Avenue about 9:45 p.m. Saturday. When officers arrived, they found that the woman had a serious gunshot wound.

She was taken to a hospital, where doctors decided it was best to induce labor. The mother and child are doing well, according to a Sacramento police spokesman.

No arrests have been made in either shooting.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews