A man was shot to death early Wednesday morning in a home invasion robbery in the Rosemont area. Sgt. Tony Turnbull said that at about 1:45 a.m. the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department received a call that a man had been shot inside a home near the corner of Rosemont Drive and Goldilocks Way.

When deputies arrived, they found a 64-year-old man who lived at the home with gunshot wounds to his upper torso, Turnbull said. Deputies began efforts to save the man but he was later pronounced dead at the scene by fire department medical personnel.

Deputies were to learn that a 27-year-old resident of the home was returning from a convenience store in the early morning hours when he was approached by four men who rushed in the front door from behind him.

The young man was told to get down and not move. All four intruders, clad in hooded sweatshirts, were armed, Turnbull said.

At some point they were confronted by an older resident of the home. One of the robbers then shot and killed that resident, only described by deputies as a 64-year-old man.

The intruders eventually fled in two or three vehicles. No descriptions of the vehicles were immediately available.

“At this point we do not know why this house was targeted for the home invasion robbery – or if the suspects were able to get away with anything,” Turnbull said.