Third Found Dead In Neighboring County
The Associated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Two drivers were shot to death near the
state capital during a two-day period during the holidays, and a
third was found shot on a highway one county to the south.
In each case, police believe the victim crashed after he was shot
while driving. Authorities were searching for anything that might
connect the three killings.
Mathew Seivert, 19, was found inside his wrecked vehicle about 2 a.m.
Wednesday in Sacramento and died Christmas Day from gunshots to the
head and chest.
Just before midnight Thursday, 33-year-old Rashidi Ahmad
BooneSimmonds was found dead, with bullet wounds to the neck, inside
his wrecked pickup truck just south of Sacramento.
Friday morning, Adan Avalos, 37, was found dead in a wrecked
sport-utility vehicle off Highway 120 in San Joaquin County. He, too,
had been shot. Avalos had been reported missing since Dec. 15 from
his Riverbank home. Police there said there was nothing suspicious in
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Sacramento police and the Sacramento and San Joaquin County sheriff's
departments have compared circumstances of the shootings but could
not immediately verify any connection.