*UPDATE: According to police, the reason behind the shooting is believed to be a marijuana deal gone bad. They are still following up on leads.*
A man was shot and wounded in the parking lot of a Lodi apartment complex late Friday afternoon.
At approximately 5 p.m., Lodi police and paramedics responded to reports of shots being fired on the 800 block of North Mills Avenue.
A white adult man had been shot twice, and according to witnesses, the suspects fled the scene in a late-'90s silver Chevrolet Impala.
The back window of the car was shot out, witnesses added.
The man, who police believed to be in his mid-20s, was shot once in the shoulder and once in the hip, according to Lt. Tod Patterson of the Lodi Police Department.
The bullet that hit the man in the shoulder went straight through, Patterson said, and the man was transported to a local hospital for his wounds. His condition is not believed to be life-threatening.
Police are still searching for the suspects, who according to witnesses allegedly fled south on Mills Avenue before making a left on Lake Street.
Patterson said police are currently following up on some "good" leads and that search warrants have been written for possible suspects.
However, Patterson said as of press time that it is too early to determine who is suspected of the shooting or what charges those individuals would face.
One boy, 16, was riding his bike with his friends to his apartment on Mills Avenue when he stumbled upon a group of men arguing in the driveway of his apartment complex.
Suddenly, the teenager said, he and his friends heard gunshots and saw the victim, wounded, before the shooter noticed the boys and opened fire on them.
However, all three boys rode their bikes around the corner to hide before any were hit, the teenage witness said.
"When we heard the booms we didn't even look back," the 16-year-old said.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting is urged to call the Lodi Police Department at 209-333-6727 or Lodi Area Crime Stoppers at 209-333-6771.