STOCKTON — A man died Wednesday at a Stockton hospital after he was shot in the leg.
Stockton police announced Thursday they discovered where a bullet-riddled car left outside the Kaiser Permanente Stockton Medical Offices Wednesday came from after the 27-year-old man drove himself there in desperate need of help.
“The man had to be transported to another hospital for treatment and, unfortunately, he died from his injuries,” said Stockton Police spokesman Joe Silva.
Silva said detectives traced the car to a neighborhood near Astor and Albany drives, where detectives found evidence of the deadly shooting.
“Our officers and our field technicians processed that scene because shell casings, multiple shell casings, were located there,” Silva said.
One neighbor told FOX40 they heard multiple gunshots Wednesday afternoon and saw two cars speed off but didn’t know anyone was shot until later.
Investigators said they didn’t have a suspect or even a motive for this latest homicide, which is the 10th one of the year.
“Unfortunately, we have grieving family and they want answers,” Silva said.
Other neighbors, like Patricia Robinson, said the sound of gunfire is all too common in their neighborhood.
“This is not the first time something like this has happened on this street,” she said.
Police also say the area is known for shootings and gang activity. Robinson said it makes her worry about the safety of all the kids in the neighborhood, including her own.
“I wouldn’t mind seeing more police patrol this area and I think that we need like a neighborhood watch or something,” Robinson said.
She wants to see an end to the gun violence plaguing her neighborhood.
“We should be able to let our kids come out here and walk and play without any fear,” Robinson said. “They can’t do that right now because we don’t know if somebody is going to drive down and shoot them or we don’t know what’s going to happen to them here.”
The police department is asking anyone with information to call or send tips to Crime Stoppers.