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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 5:31 pm

A man is being treated for a gunshot wound after attempting suicide in a field next to Victor School Wednesday afternoon, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident occurred after students had been released from school, but deputies interviewed a teenage boy who was a witness, Sgt Nellie Stone said.

Before the attempted suicide, the victim’s family, concerned that the man could try to kill himself, contacted the Sheriff’s department, Stone said.

The victim, whose name has not been released, shot himself at least once in the upper body, Stone said.

Contact reporter Kristopher Anderson at krisa@lodinews.com.

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2 comments:

  • Nora Rowland posted at 9:02 pm on Fri, May 17, 2013.

    Nora Posts: 7

    Marti,
    I totally agree. I didn't see anything on the news about it and the one blurb in the Sentinel. Our children are track teammates with the daughter of this man. I am very surprised by the lack of coverage especially at a school.

     
  • MARTI SPORLEDER posted at 11:21 am on Thu, May 16, 2013.

    MSPORLEDER Posts: 1

    It is disturbing how loosely this serious incident is being reported. I only know what I know as I live in close proximity to the school and my daughter was among many students that remained on campus for the after school program when this occurred. A man came to Victor school with a GUN and shot himself on school property. This was on the edge of the Victor school campus depending on what the school is calling their campus? Only a few feet from the blacktop, a corner school fence and in close proximity to where kids were doing their homework in a portable. Not in the middle of some tilled field. This incident happened "ON" school property as the Lodi unified school district owns this ground. Victor school is a small and rural school that seems to be forgotten at times and lacks adequate fencing. What can be done to keep our kids safe? This could have easily turned into a massacre of innocence and then suicide! This is in our backyard and personally hits home for me.

     

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