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Passenger found fatally shot in early morning crash

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sheriff's investigators say a young woman found dead with a gunshot wound in a car involved in a collision Saturday morning was an innocent victim.

The woman, identified by her father as 20-year-old Courtnee Davis, was a passenger in a two-car crash at 65th and S streets at approximately 3:15 a.m., according to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. Sacramento police initially responded to the 911 call and found Davis had been shot in the upper body. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Davis was coming home from bowling, her father, Michael Davis, said in an exclusive interview with News10.

Sheriff's detectives took over when it was determined the car the victim was in had been shot at on Watt Avenue near the Alta-Arden expressway between 2:50 a.m. and 3 a.m.

The sheriff's department says two others in the car with Davis were detained for questioning as was the driver in the other vehicle involved in the crash.

Investigators have released photographs of what appears to a full-sized, light-colored pick-up truck with a standard cab seen in the immediate area at the time of the shooting. Detectives want to know if anyone in the pick-up saw anything that would be helpful in solving the shooting.

Anyone who recognizes the truck in the photos was asked to contact the sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (916) 874-5115. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com, by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword SSD, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).


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