An 18-year-old male died Monday evening after he was shot in a drive-by shooting earlier that afternoon near the Thornton Post office.
The man was fatally shot in the head on Stockton Street near Thornton Road at 4:38 p.m., San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department Detective Dave Konecny said.
Neighbors heard several shots fired and came out to find the man lying on the pavement in front of their home, Sgt. Mike Jones said.
The victim was transported to a South Sacramento hospital for treatment for a single gunshot wound to the head, but he died later from his wounds, Konecny said.
The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department does not yet know whether or not the shooting was gang-related, or if the male was from the Thornton area, Konecny said.
On Monday evening, people gathered for hours around the roped off crime scene watching the officers gather evidence. Anyone with information on the shooting can call the sheriff's department at 209-468-4400.