The incident happened late Friday night along the 8900 block of Gables Mill Place, off Monterey Oaks Drive and Big Horn Boulevard.
Elk Grove police say officers responded to the home around 11:30 p.m. to investigate a large party that had ended after gunshots were fired. Officers say most of the people were leaving or already gone by the time they got there, but they did find evidence that a shooting had happened.
A little later, officers learned that someone had been taken to the hospital by friends after they were shot in the leg.
1 injured in Elk Grove house party shootout, police say
Investigators believe the host of the party had rented the home through a short-term rental website, police say. At some point during the party, a group standing in the front yard was approached by a man who started shooting at them.
The person shot was apparently walking towards the group and was hit by a stray bullet, investigators say.
Police say the incident is still under investigation and anyone with information relevant to the investigation is asked to contact detectives at (916) 478-8060.
One person was shot in the leg and nearby property was hit by bullets after multiple individuals exchanged gunfire in the front yard of an Elk Grove house during a party Friday night, police said.
Officers arrived to the scene of the party, in the 8900 block of Gables Mill Place, about 11:30 p.m. Friday, as many of the partygoers had already left or were leaving, according to a Monday news release by the Elk Grove Police Department.
Police believe a group of people were standing in the front yard at the residence when a man in a red hoodie approached the group and started shooting.
A member of that group then returned fire, shooting back at the man in the hoodie, the news release said.
A person walking toward the party was struck by gunfire, police said. That victim was taken to the hospital by friends with a gunshot wound to the leg, according to the news release.
The partys host rented the home using a short-term rental website, according to Mondays news release.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call the Elk Grove Police Department at 916-478-8060 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-4357.
916-326-5508 Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bees breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.