UPDATE: Bystander identified in Midtown shooting | Crime
SACRAMENTO- An innocent bystander was shot and killed in Midtown Sacramento early Saturday.
Sacramento Police responded to 28th St. and J St. at 12:35 a.m. for reports of gunshots and a man who had been shot.
Officers found a man in his 30's in a parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital, where he died, according to Sacramento Police Sgt. Andrew Pettit.
The victim has been identified Sunday morning, as 32-year-old Joseph Long from Carmichael, according to Sacramento County Coroner's records.
Witnesses told police that shots were fired during a fight between two groups near 28th St. and J St. Based on detectives preliminary investigation, it appears the victim had no involvement in the dispute and was hit by rounds fired across the parking lot, Pettit said.
The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.