SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A shooting victim who called deputies early Monday morning was later found dead in a Sacramento park.

Dispatchers received a phone call just before 2 a.m. from a man who said he had been shot in a park near Florin Mall Drive in Sacramento. No other information was given.

Deputies say they were able to track the call to Sheldon Park in the 6000 block of Orange Avenue where they found victim’s body with a single gunshot wound to his back. His bicycle and the cell phone he used to call 9-1-1 were lying nearby.

A shell casing was found 1,000 feet away. Investigators say the man was shot and rode his bike to the park.

The victim’s identity has not been released, but deputies say he is in his 40’s and has a criminal record.

A motive for the shooting has not been determined.


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