Stockton Police Investigate if Separate Shooting Scenes are Related

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STOCKTON -- Police in Stockton are investigating whether two separate, but nearby, crime scenes are at all related.

SWAT officers worked to clear the cul-de-sac on Warwick Court hours after a 60-year-old man was found dead in his yard on Wednesday morning. Officers said SWAT was used as a safety measure to ensure detectives are safe, all evidence is collected and all suspects are accounted for in this investigation.

FOX40 spoke with neighbors who heard at least two gunshots around 5:30 a.m.

“I thought it was a high-speed chase. I never thought someone would get shot,” neighbor Bonita Medina said.

Another neighbor reported hearing several "pop" sounds.

About 15 minutes after neighbors heard the gunshots, officers got a call of a shooting on Kelley Drive.

“And when they got to the residence, they located a 63-year-old woman who appeared to be struck by a bullet fragment or a piece of glass,” Stockton Police Department spokesperson Officer Joe Silva said.

Silva said the woman, who lives at the home where she was found, will be O.K.

He added, that while officers were canvassing the neighborhood, they found the 60-year-old man dead, shot at least once.

“And right next door to the original call location, in the backyard, they located a 60-year-old man who was unresponsive with an apparent gunshot wound,” Officer Silva said.

Investigators blocked off two streets to investigate this homicide but they said it’s considered one large crime scene. While the death has saddened neighbors some told us off-camera there may be some illegal marijuana grows on the street, “At this time I can’t confirm if there was marijuana found at the residence,” Officer Silva told FOX40.

Police have not released a motive or suspect information. If you have any information, please contact the police department or crime stoppers.

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