Multiple shootings around 9:30 p.m. sent Lodi police officers scrambling across the city Thursday evening.
The incidents are not believed to be connected, police said. One shooting took place on the city's Eastside, and the other in its northwest corner.
The Eastside shooting is believed to be a robbery, while the other is presumed to be a home invasion, police said.
"Everything just happened at once," said Sgt. William Alexander of the Lodi Police Department.
One man was seriously injured after being shot in the face in an apparent home invasion on the 900 block of Rutledge Drive on Thursday evening, police said.
The shooting took place when three men allegedly entered an apartment around 9:30 p.m. and one opened fire with a handgun, said Sgt. Steve Nelson of the Lodi Police Department. The victim, who appeared to be a man in his late 20s or early 30s, was conscious when he was loaded into an ambulance.
A second man in the residence, believed to be roughly the same age as the shooting victim, was also hospitalized after being beaten by the suspects, Nelson said.
The three suspects were last seen in a white sedan, possibly a Cadillac, police said. No physical descriptions of the suspects were available as of press time.
The second shooting was the result of a robbery near Cherokee Lane and Eden Street, police said. An ice cream vendor with a push cart was approached by an unknown number of suspects demanding money, Alexander said.
When he refused, a suspect opened fire. The victim was struck in the stomach and taken to an area hospital. It is unclear as of press time if the ice cream vendor's injuries were life-threatening.
Anyone with information on either shooting is urged to call Lodi Area Crime Stoppers at 209-333-6771.