Number of teen shooting deaths drops to decade low in Sacramento

The streets of Sacramento are claiming fewer young people.

In what authorities say may be a fragile sign of progress, fewer Sacramento County teenagers have been slain in 2008 than in any year going back at least a decade.

And the promising signs do not end there. According to Sacramento police and the county Sheriff's Department, the number of teenage shooting victims is down by about one-third over last year.

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