A young woman was seriously injured when she was shot on Ethan Way behind the Arden Fair Mall Thursday afternoon.
The gunfire was in front of a complex at 1860 Ethan Way just before 4:53 p.m., according to Sgt. Lisa Bowman with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.
Responding officers have learned the victim, who is in her early 20s, who shot while walking with a man. Bowman said investigators have heard she was caught in crossfire between the occupants of what was possibly an SUV and a group of people in the apartment complex parking lot.
Bowman said the victim had life-threatening injuries but was expected to survive.
Bowman said deputies and gang detectives who were in the area were on scene.