Gunshots were fired on two consecutive days in Lodi's Eastside during the weekend, and a man was severely beaten, according to Lodi police.
No one was injured in the first incident, which took place at about 4:45 p.m. Friday, but several cars were hit, police said. Heritage Elementary School, which had 45 to 50 children at the school for its afterschool program, was locked down Friday afternoon, police said.
On Friday, a group of teenagers, possibly gang members, were standing at the southwest corner of Eden and Garfield streets when people in a vehicle headed north on Garfield fired gunshots, according to Sgt. Fernando Martinez.
As they were wrapping up the shooting investigation at 6 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Cherry Street, where again, shots were fired, Martinez said. Officers found bullet holes in a parked vehicle.
Upon arrival, suspects and victims had fled the area, but officers were told that there were two males in a small white vehicle and that the gunfire may have been gang-related.
At about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, several parked vehicles were hit by gunfire near Oak and Washington streets, and at 2 a.m. Sunday, a 45-year-old man was punched and kicked in the head by several reported gang members in the 500 block of South Central Avenue, Martinez said.
The man was taken to Lodi Memorial Hospital and transferred to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento after Lodi Memorial officials discovered skull fractures, bleeding in his brain and blurred vision, according to police Sgt. Doug Chinn.
Anyone with information on these incidents may call Lodi Area Crime Stoppers, call 209-333-6771.
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