Family near scene of Stockton's 60th homicide hit with gunfire

1:55 PM, Oct 28, 2012   |    comments
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Scene outside home where Stockton murder victim was found.

STOCKTON, CA - Stockton police investigate the city's 60th homicide of the year after a family was caught in the cross fire of the shooting.

Police responded to the shooting Saturday just before 10:30 p.m. on the 9400 block of Fox Creek Drive.

Stockton police Lt. Tom Jernigan said when officers arrived they found a 20-year-old man with at least one gunshot wound inside a home; officers determined that he had been shot out in front of the home.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, where he later died, Jernigan said.

Meanwhile, a 22-year-old man was near the shooting scene to pick up relatives; a 9-year-old boy, a 5-year-old, 4-year-old and 5-month-old were in the car. The man is the children's uncle.

The shooter saw the man's car parked nearby in the neighborhood and fired multiple shots at the car, Officer Joe Silva said. 

The man and the 9-year-old boy were wounded by the gunfire.

Silva said the family in the car is not connected to the murder victim and were innocent bystanders in the incident.

The two were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, where doctors were able to stabilize their condition. The extent of their injuries is unclear.

Detectives investigate the circumstances and motive for the shooting. No suspect information was immediately available.

This shooting marks Stockton's 60th homicide of 2012, last year the city had 58 homicides.






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