Shooting Death of Two Teens Investigated in Stockton

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STOCKTON — Friends and family are left heartbroken after two teens were shot and killed Sunday morning. “This tragedy, no mother should have to bury their child, especially under these circumstances,” said Valerie Darden, a family member of 14-year-old Nicolas Sihalath. “For both of these young boys, 14 and 15 years old, no one should have to go through that.” Stockton police say the two teens were shot as they were riding their bikes on Montauban Avenue near Gillimer Drive just after midnight Sunday. When first responders arrived, they found 15-year-old Advan Vang dead. Sihalath was rushed to the hospital, where he later succumbed to his wounds. “[Nicolas] was just all boy. He was a kid, he did not have an opportunity,” Darden told FOX40. “We don’t even know if he had his first kiss yet. You know, nothing like this should ever happen.” The Sihalath family says Nicolas loved football and played for the South Stockton Vikings. He also enjoyed fishing. “He was a breath of fresh air. Honest, genuine, loved to fish,” Darden said. “You’d find that kid on the fishing bank at 5 o’clock in the morning before even going to school. ‘Where is Nick? He’s gone fishing.'” Detectives are still searching for the suspects or possible motives. “Anyone that knows anything, speak out,” Darden said. “You know, lets put an end to this. Try to bring some type of justice so that the family can have some peace and some closure.” The family created GoFundMe campaigns (click here for Sihalath’s and click here for Vang’s) in order to fund the funeral arrangements for both teens. They hope to see justice for lost loved ones.

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