Sacramento police have released composite sketches of a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy in a south Sacramento neighborhood on Christmas.
The sketches depict the same suspect as described by two separate witnesses, according to a Police Department news release.
Officers responded about 9:44 p.m. Dec. 25 to the 7400 block of 29th Street regarding a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found a teenage boy suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The youth, identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office as Brayan Castanon, was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries and died Dec. 28.
During the investigation, officers discovered that other people also had been struck by gunfire. An additional victim, also in his teens, arrived at a hospital and medical staff members informed police the youth had suffered injuries that were not life threatening. A short time later, a third teenage shooting victim was found near the scene of the shooting and taken to a hospital. Police said he, too, was expected to survive.