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2 dead, 2 injured in South Sac shooting

A shooting at a South Sacramento restaurant left two people dead and another two injured early Friday morning. The shooting happened just after 1 a.m. at the Vientiane Cafe at the intersection of Florin Road and Power Inn Road.

One of the dead have been identified as 32-year-old Thao Xang.

1 dead, firefighter injured in South Sacramento house fire

An early morning single-alarm fire in South Sacramento left one person dead and a firefighter with minor injuries on Sunday. 

Sacramento Fire Department spokesperson Roberto Padilla said the fire happened around 2 a.m. on Roosevelt Avenue, between 20th and 23rd Avenues.

Padilla said the department got reports that smoke alarms awoke residents and prompted them to evacuate. After an interior search, fire crews found the deceased victim.

The firefighter who was injured is expected to make a full recovery. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

Vehicle catches fire after driving into South Sacramento garage

South Sacramento fire crews stopped a garage fire Sunday afternoon, which was started when a vehicle drove into a garage. 

According to the Sacramento Fire Department, the single-alarm fire was stopped before it was able to spread to the rest of the home. 

The home is located on Iowa Avenue in South Sacramento, near Laurine Way.

The department said the driver of the car was transported to a nearby hospital for what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

Sheriff rules woman's suspicious death in South Sacramento a homicide

The suspicious death of a woman found near the railroad tracks on Monday in South Sacramento remains under investigation as the South Sacramento Sheriff's Department has ruled her death a homicide. 

The victim, 53-year-old Anna Bernaix of Sacramento, appeared to have been shot according to the department.

A passerby spotted her body near the tracks north of Calvine Road and called 911. Bernaix was declared deceased at the scene by responders.

Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies said the woman had head trauma. Witnesses reported hearing gunshots late Sunday night, but it is not known if those are connected to the woman's death.

Homicide detectives have not identified any suspects at this time.


VIDEO: Aggressive house fire in South Sacramento

The Sacramento Fire Department worked an aggressive house fire early Thursday morning.

The home is located in South Sacramento on Florin Road, just east of Freeport Boulevard. 


Fire crews are seen in the video cutting the roof of the home in order to get a hose line to the heavy blaze, which was in the interior back of the home. 

In their post on Facebook, the department said creating multiple ventilation holes on the roof stifled the fire. That allowed crews to reach the fire. Crews then forced entry through the garage door. 

The department said there were no injuries and a cause for the fire is under investigation. 

Police, victim's family asking for help in innocent teen's death

The family of a man hit by a stray bullet in an apparent gang shootout is asking for help to find the killer.

Zai Wu, 18, was sitting at his computer Monday evening playing a videogame when gunshots erupted at the nearby Sunset Park Apartments on Lemon Hill Avenue in south Sacramento. Wu stood up to see what was happening and was hit in the head. He died the next day at UC Davis Medical Center.

Police are certain Wu had nothing to do with the incident.

"There was no motive there for him to be an intended target," Sacramento police Sgt. Doug Morse said.

Innocent teen dies in double shooting in South Sacramento

A teen died after he was shot in a double shooting at a South Sacramento apartment Monday night, according to Sacramento Police Department.

Sacramento County Coroner's office identified the teen Wednesday afternoon as Zai Chao Wu, 18.