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 firstname.lastname@example.org.