Published: Fri, March 24, 2017
Medicine | By Megan Pierce

Four dead at scene of South Land Park homicide

Four dead at scene of South Land Park homicide

Steinberg called the crime horrifying and extremely tragic in a statement praising police for quickly making an arrest.

Officers responded around 7 a.m.to the home in the 1100 block of 35th Avenue after a family member requested a welfare check. Patrol officers got no response and made entry into the house, according to police spokeswoman Linda Matthew.

Residents told the station this is the first time they've ever seen crime like this in the area.

The genders and ages of the victims were not immediately released, but Sacramento Mayer Darrell Steinberg said the incident "involved" at least two children.

Authorities did not offer any details on the identity of the four victims or the circumstances of their death.

He says the investigation developed information that led them to a potential suspect who was in San Francisco this morning.

"We're pretty confident that this is not a random act and we believe that the suspect is known to the victims". Officers are also canvassing the neighborhood looking for additional witnesses, Matthew said.

There were no reports of shots fired or other problems until the relative called police to report that he was concerned, Heinlein said.

Police say a possible suspect was found and detained in San Francisco. He said he was not aware that any weapon had been recovered. 35th Avenue will remain closed off as police detectives continue to investigate the quadruple homicide.

A Sacramento City Police officer, center, carries a bag that was brought from the home where four people were found dead, Thu., March 23, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif.

Investigators are expected to be at the scene into the evening and possibly Friday.

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