Suspected gunman arrested in Stockton rooftop party shooting

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STOCKTON, Calif. (KTXL) — A man was killed at a day party event Sunday in Stockton, according to the Stockton Police Department. 

Officers responded to a business on the corner of North El Dorado Street and East Weber Avenue for reports of a shooting around 9:35 p.m., police said.

Investigators believe the victim and possibly the shooter were attending the party in the space run by Bella Vista Events. Social media posts indicate the day party called Rooftop 209 is held there regularly on Sundays.

It is not clear how many shots were fired in the stairwell of the business, but more than a dozen evidence markers dotted the steps during the police investigation Monday morning.

Police said a 27-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

“The action from the suspect last night was very brazen,” Officer Joe Silva of the Stockton Police Department told FOX40. “There was some type of disturbance in this stairwell, and at that time, a suspect pulled out a gun and shot our victim multiple times. Fortunately, we know that just one person was injured during this incident.”

The Stockton Police Department said later Monday that 27-year-old Jesse Corral was arrested in connection with the shooting.

“Part of this investigation will be speaking with the business owners, just to kind of talk to them about their event and what kinds of safety precautions they should be taking during these type of events,” Silva added.

In a statement Monday, the BellaVista Rooftop said they were temporarily suspending Motown Thursday, Latin Night Friday and Sunday Rooftop Day Party.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Stockton Police Department’s non-emergency number at 209-937-8377. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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