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Drive-by shooting in Thornton leaves 18-year-old man dead

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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2012 5:59 pm | Updated: 7:02 am, Tue Mar 27, 2012.

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.

Contact reporter Maggie Creamer at maggiec@lodinews.com. Read her blog at www.lodinews.com/blogs/citybuzz.

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1 comment:

  • William Penner posted at 9:27 am on Tue, Mar 27, 2012.

    screen names Will Posts: 1

    This is the 3rd shooting in 12 months plus a stabbing, I hope the sherrifs office is takeing notice, Thornton has been neglected for to long by the brass at the sherrifs office, If it not the gang bangers its the the drunks from the Hall on Sacramento, As far as this recent shooting a round does not care who it finds, this young man who is in a refrigirator in some basment someware will never again see a sunrise go for a walk send his mom a mothers day card nothing , we are lucky no other children were killed by these thugs. I think S/O should start doing parolee / probation searches weekly until these idiots move on. This is unacceptable and the residents need to be informing on these thugs if not maybee ur 3 year old will be next under a yellow tarp , but atleast youll be able to say your not a rat, WAKE UP



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