Photo: Stockton Police officers investigate the shooting in the area of Albany Drive and Astor Drive which led to the death of a 20-year-old woman. (Courtesy of Central Valley TV)
A 16-year-old male has been arrested in connection to the shooting death of a 20-year-old woman, Stockton Police reported on Wednesday morning. It was the 30th homicide of 2022 in Stockton, and the teen suspect was also wounded.
Stockton PD officers responded to a report o a shooting at 5:52 p.m. Tuesday. After launching an investigation, detectives learned that the 16-year-old and another male suspect had met up with the victim and an 18-year-old woman. Both suspects allegedly fired multiple gunshots at the two women, fatally striking the 20-year-old. Police said the second woman was uninjured in the shooting.
The 16-year-old suspect was located near the scene with a gunshot wound and was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Police said it is unclear how the suspect suffered his injury.
The second suspect in the shooting left the scene and has not been located, according to police. A description of him was not immediately available.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the shooting is encouraged to contact Stockton Police at (209) 937-8377 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers can remain anonymous.