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Sacramento State Student Dies After Fatal Pellet Gun Shooting



A Sacramento State college student died early Friday morning after he was shot with a pellet gun.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, William Molina passed around 3 a.m. after the shooting took place at a house two miles from campus. Spokeswoman Linda Matthew says investigators have not told her what led up to the shooting, why it happened, how many people were at the home, or who fired the fatal shot.

"That's part of our investigation, and our detectives have spoken with everyone. We don't believe that there are outstanding suspects. I should say that,” Matthew said.

She says no one has been identified yet as a suspect and no arrests have been made.

Sac State spokesman Brian Blomster says the school has yet to begin its investigation.

"Sacramento police are doing the investigating. They have not completed that or shared what they found. So, the university is waiting on the police department to let us know what happened,” he said

Molina, 21, was a Folsom High School graduate, a business major and a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. The school says the house where he was shot was not a fraternity house.

The fraternity is on probation until the end of May, stemming from an earlier incident involving excessive consumption of alcohol.

Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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