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Stockton police reported the man shot Thursday died at the hospital.
The man’s 6-year-old son was uninjured in the shooting.
Original story below:
STOCKTON, Calif. (KTXL) — Stockton police are urging any witnesses to come forward after a man was shot Thursday afternoon while he was with his son.
According to the Stockton Police Department, the shooting happened around 2:30 p.m. on North American Street and East Weber Avenue.
The child was not hurt, but the 47-year-old man is in critical condition at the hospital.
“The child was uninjured, but you can imagine the trauma the child is going through right now. He has been reunited with his mother,” said Officer Joe Silva.
Resident Richard Hayes said he was surprised to see police activity in his downtown neighborhood.
“It’s a real calm neighborhood. You go a few blocks down, the neighborhood changes,” Hayes said. “It’s uncommon to happen around in here. Other than that, this is a good little neighborhood.”
Silva said things could have been worse given the location and time of the shooting.
“The action from the suspect was very brazen because the shooting occurred in downtown Stockton in the middle of a day. A lot of vehicle traffic downtown, and right now we are trying to figure out who that person is. Track that person down and hold them for their actions,” Silva said.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 209-937-8377. Stockton Crime Stoppers can also be called at 209-946-0600, which will offer a reward for any information that leads to an arrest.
This is a developing story.