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Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2012 1:44 am | Updated: 3:13 pm, Wed Dec 18, 2013.

One woman is dead after a late-night shooting Saturday that also left one male juvenile in the hospital and police looking for the shooter.

At approximately 11:43 p.m., Lodi police responded to the corner of Pine and Garfield streets for multiple shots that were reportedly fired in the area, according to a press release by the Lodi Police Department.

Once on scene, the release stated, police found 18-year-old Angelica Osorio unresponsive and suffering from a single gunshot wound.

Osorio was transported to an area hospital, but later succumbed to her wound, according to the press release.

Osario's boyfriend, a 17-year-old Hispanic male, was also found at the scene and appeared to have suffered multiple gunshots wounds, the release stated.

He was also transported to an area hospital, and according to the press release is expected to survive his wounds.

The shooting suspect, who evaded capture, has been described as a teenage Hispanic male, driving a dark-colored 1990s-model sedan.

According to the press release, the incident is possibly gang-related.

This is Lodi's second homicide of the year, and the second homicide in the past eight months to occur near the same apartment complex that sits on the corner of Pine and Garfield streets.

The first homicide of 2012 occurred just one month ago when 21-year-old Eric Lopez Ramirez was shot and killed on the 300 block of Central Avenue.

According to police, the February shooting incident was also believed to be gang-related and is still under investigation.

In July, 35-year-old Lodi resident Pedro Meza was shot in the head and killed in a drive-by shooting in the parking area of the apartment complex just one block over on East Elm Street.

That shooting was also believed to be gang-related.

While Lodi statistically only sees roughly two homicides a year, in just the past three months, the city has already hit that number.

Anyone with information on the shooting is encouraged to call Detective Carlos Fuentes at 209-333-6872, Lodi Police Department Dispatch at 209-333-6727 or Crime Stoppers at 209-333-6771.

Contact reporter Katie Nelson at katien@lodinews.com.

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  • Priscilla Llanes posted at 1:19 pm on Mon, Mar 12, 2012.

    Concerned mom Posts: 3

    Does anyone know if the family is having a car wash for Her or taking donations? We would like to help if possible..

  • Maggie Creamer posted at 11:21 am on Mon, Mar 12, 2012.

    Maggie Creamer Posts: 43 Staff

    We are working on a story about Angelica Osorio, and we would like to speak with family or friends about her life — everything from her school accomplishments to her hobbies. If you have anything to share, please contact maggiec@lodinews.com or call me at 369-7035.

  • trista aquino posted at 10:19 am on Mon, Mar 12, 2012.

    trista aquino Posts: 98

    Can somebody tell me who the 17yr old was? What is his name?

  • Catherine Ricketts posted at 9:56 am on Mon, Mar 12, 2012.

    cat Posts: 1

    I was Angelica's AVID teacher for 4 years. My heart aches at the loss of this wonderful young woman. She was shy but when she got to know you she was down to earth and so funny! She had a smile that lit up the room! Angelica was a loyal, kind friend. Every Valentine's Day and Christmas she got me some small heart felt gift. I last saw her in December when she stopped by school to wish me and my family a Merry Christmas. She had started Delta College. Her goal was the first in her family to graduate from college. She wanted to be a teacher. I can't imagine the grief that her family going through. What a senseless tragedy!

  • Valerie Hines posted at 9:54 am on Mon, Mar 12, 2012.

    Val Hines Posts: 11

    Two killings in such a short period of time is not a good indicator of what's to come in Lodi. Here in Stockton, we've already had 10 murders, although I have yet to see today's paper....which may reveal more at the rate it's going. They are so blatant here that they are having gunfights in broad daylight, causing nearby schools to go on lock down. It really doesn't matter what part of town you live in because it's happening all over our city. These gang members do not care. After working up close and personal with these types in the criminal justice system, I can tell you they have no regard for human life. I have seen few show remorse. This is what we're up against in our communities now....young people (and some not so young) who have become so numb inside they don't care about who they hurt, nor are they afraid of their fate after they commit their crimes.

    Their actions have more far-reaching consequences that we also have to consider with respect to our own children. Our kids see this stuff going on around them and they eventually become desensitized to killing, too. I remember a time when my daughter was younger and tears would come to her eyes when she heard about murders like this. Young kids can't comprehend senseless violence. It has a profound effect on them--and on all of us--that maybe we don't readily want to admit. Now, at the age of 14, my daughter already has three close friends who've had family members murdered here. Drive-bys are so common that our kids have come to accept it as the norm. After 48 years here, I'm finally leaving Stockton and heading for the hills....because what's ahead is even worse. I wish more people understood that, but many refuse to see what is going on behind the curtain....not just in Stockton, but everywhere.

    As a former police officer in Lodi, I know your citizens are feisty when it comes to their intolerance of crime or anything that threatens your ability to live in peace, which is one reason why Lodi's crime rate has remained fairly low considering who it's neighboring cities are. Together with LPD, you can keep your city from becoming like Stockton, but it takes vigilance, which you have already proven you have. I wish you guys all the best. Lodi is close to my heart in many ways.

  • Kim Lee posted at 10:20 pm on Sun, Mar 11, 2012.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    Video from News 10...


  • Robert Chapman posted at 1:42 pm on Sun, Mar 11, 2012.

    Bob Chapman Posts: 997

    Chicken punks with a; gun. Brought to Lodi via the latino punk gangs. They couldn't fight their way out of a wet paper bag. I hope LPD has what it takes to pressure these jerks out of Lodi.

  • Priscilla Llanes posted at 8:53 am on Sun, Mar 11, 2012.

    Concerned mom Posts: 3

    We are neighbors to the victim that passed..it makes me protect my children more.. May God keep you in his arms. The gang violence has gotten to close to home and it's time to move..I pray one day there is no more violence



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