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Two teens injured, one in critical condition following drive-by shooting

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Posted: Monday, August 22, 2016 3:41 pm

One teen is in critical condition and one teen suffered non-life-threatening injuries after they were shot in a drive-by shooting on the 700 block of South Garfield Street on Sunday. 

The shooting occured Sunday evening at 10:53 p.m. as a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old were walking down Garfield Street, according to Lodi Police Sgt. Tim Fritz. 

A 1990s sedan approached them on the street and fired several rounds from a small-caliber gun, he said. Both were taken to the hospital by a private vehicle.

The 15-year-old was struck twice, once in the chest and is in critical condition. The 16-year-old was also struck in the chest and once in the arm but suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Police are continuing to investigate this incident.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact the Lodi Police Department at 209-333-6727. To remain anonymous contact the Lodi Area Crimestoppers at 209-369-2746 or “Text a Tip” by texting keyword, “CASH4TIPS,” plus the actual tip in the message to 274637.

Contact reporter Christina Cornejo at christinac@lodinews.com.  

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