Stockton Police Investigating Homicide near West March Lane

STOCKTON -- The Stockton Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting on Grand Canal Boulevard near West March Lane.

Authorities received the call for the shooting behind Basil's - a popular bar in the area - around 1:41 a.m. Friday.

When they arrived, they found a 29-year-old man who had been shot.

He was taken to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries. He was later identified as 29-year-old Wesley Major.

This is the city's 29th homicide this year.

Major's family, speaking to FOX40 off camera, says there was some sort of confrontation inside the bar. Bar staff said they were unaware of any kind of fight inside.

Once in the parking lot, Major's family says he was shot seven times in the chest.

“We do have a good indication that this shooting did happen in front of a group of people so we need those people to do the right thing," Stockton Police Officer Joe Silva said.

Anyone with information that may help this investigation is asked to call the Stockton Police Department at 209-937-8377.