ELK GROVE—18-year-old, D'Andre Blackwell is dead after being shot at a party at the Holday Inn Express in Elk Grove.
Elk Grove Police responded to a shooting at 11:18 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express Saturday night located at W. Stockton Blvd. and Laguna Blvd.
Blackwell recently graduated from Valley High School where he played basketball.
Friends of Blackwell said, "Earth won't be the same without him. He was not supposed to leave yet."
Cherisse Cheffin said, "He did not deserve to die."
Based on information gathered by investigators at the hotel, there was a graduation hotel party taking place on several floors of the hotel. There were several groups of teenage men circulating inside the hotel traveling between floors. The 18-year-old male victim and his friends were confronted by a group of unidentified males on the first floor. There was a confrontation and argument between them that took place and then an unidentified African-American male shot the victim in the chest. The suspect and others who witnessed the incident fled the hotel in several different directions, police said.
No arrests have been made. Police will be looking at surveillance video to try and find the suspects.
Anyone with information regarding this murder is asked to call Elk Grove Police at 916- 714-5115.