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One Student Killed, Another Injured In Shooting Near Grant Union High School

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
 

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

9:00 p.m. 11/14/2015 A community meeting and march has been organized for Tuesday night at the Allen Chapel AME on Grand Avenue in response to gun violence that killed a Grant High student and injured another.

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating the shooting that happened Friday afternoon. 

Sgt. Bryce Heinlein says five members of the Grant football team were returning to school from the Northridge Shopping Center at about 3:30.

The car they were in was peppered by bullets at the corner of Silver Eagle and Mabel. Two students were taken to the hospital, one was pronounced dead.

Heinlein says there is no known motive for the shooting and there was no known altercation between the players and any other party.

The students were unable to identify the origin of the gunfire.

The team had been scheduled to compete in a playoff game against Beyer High School of Modesto. Investigators are not ruling out the game as a possible motive for the shooting but have uncovered no evidence of any connection either.

Chaplains are available at the school for anyone who needs counseling.