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1 dead, 5 wounded in shooting at Sacramento strip mall

December 14, 2010 |  6:13 pm

A woman was killed and five other people were wounded Tuesday afternoon during a gun battle at a Sacramento strip mall, authorities said.

Officials from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department told KXTV-TV Channel 10 that two men were in a barber shop called Fly-Cuts and Styles when two other men came in and started shooting. The first two men were armed and returned fire.

The gun battle continued into the parking lot, where a bullet struck a woman who was putting her 2-year-old into her Chevrolet SUV. The child was unharmed.

Officials have not released the name of the woman, but KXTV spoke with the victim's brother, Richard Nelson, who identified her as Monique Nelson. He said that the single mother worked as a supervisor for a company at Sacramento International Airport.

The wounded were taken to a hospital; their conditions were unknown.


Woman with child fatally shot at strip mall; four others wounded

-- Stephen Ceasar