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Sacramento County Sheriff: Suspect In Custody In Rancho Cordova


5:43 p.m.:  Jason Ramos, with the Sacramento Sheriff's Office, says two people are in custody after reports of a shooting in Rancho Cordova Thursday afternoon.

A third man was encountered by responding officers, but apparently had a "medical condition". It's not entirely clear if it was connected to the exchange of gunfire.

One of the two people in custody sustained a leg wound, but it's not clear how he was shot.

There's still a strong smell of natural gas and PG&E crews are in the area.

4:36 p.m.: The Sacramento County Sheriff announced via Twitter that they have suspects in custody in the standoff situation in Rancho Cordova. 

According to Twitter posts, the situation at Negara Way has been resolved as of 4:38 p.m. 

4:12 p.m.: At least one person has been injured in Rancho Cordova Thursday afternoon, after reports of automatic weapons fire.

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department placed four schools in the area on lockdown and people who live nearby have been been directed to shelter-in place.

KCRA TV reports some homes are being evacuated.

The Sheriff's Department says it's not clear whether the injury was the result of the gunfire.

And it's not clear whether there was more than one weapon involved.

Original Post: Residents in a Rancho Cordova neighborhood are being asked to shelter-in place after a report of shots fired Thursday afternoon. 

Deputies are currently on scene at Negara Way. 

According to media reports, calls came in about gunshots in the area about 3 p.m. Authorities are currently in a standoff with a suspect. 

Capital Public Radio will post more information as it becomes available.

-Capital Public Radio Staff

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