Stockton police: Gunman walks up to Burger King drive-thru, fatally shoots 15-year-old

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STOCKTON, Calif. (KTXL) — A 15-year-old died after a gunman walked up to a Stockton drive-thru and fired into a vehicle. 

Stockton Police Officer Joe Silva says just before 4 p.m., officers were called out to the Burger King in Eastland Plaza on North Wilson Way.

An unidentified shooter had walked up to a vehicle in the drive-thru and fired at the 15-year-old passenger, according to Silva.

The boy was hospitalized in critical condition and later died.

Silva says no one else was injured during the shooting, including the boy’s mother, who was in the driver’s seat. 

Investigators do not believe the shooting was random, according to Silva.

The shooting was one of several that have taken place in Stockton this week, which includes four additional homicides. As a result, Silva says there will be an increased police presence around the community. 

“Any time you have gun violence involving teenagers or any type of gun violence, you always worry about that retaliatory shooting taking place,” Silva said.

One employee who works near the Burger King said the busy plaza has a lot of security.

“There are like 7,000 cars that come through this parking lot on a day,” he said. “There are armed guards all over the place. There are five that I know of in this shopping center.” 

Stockton police are continuing their investigation and hope someone will come forward with information. 

If you know anything, you can get in touch with Stockton police or call Stockton Crime Stoppers and give your information anonymously.

There is currently no information regarding the gunman or his identity.

This story is developing. Check back for more updates.

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