Man dies, woman injured after shooting in Stockton


STOCKTON, Calif. (KTXL) — Stockton police said someone shot at a man and woman while they were driving early Saturday morning. The man died from his injuries.

Police spokesman Joe Silva told FOX40 the shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. and resulted in the driver swerving into a building.

“The actions of this suspect was very brazen by firing several rounds into a moving vehicle,” said Silva. “The victims were driving in a vehicle along Wilson Way when an unknown suspect fired into their vehicle striking both a man and a woman.”

Police say 29-year-old Deonta Simmons died at the scene. The 21-year-old woman survived.

“The female that was inside the car was transported to an area hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries caused from being shot and also the crash,” said Silva.

A portion of South Wilson Way from East Sonora Street to Hazelton Avenue was blocked off Saturday morning as crime scene investigators processed the scene. 

“At this time we don’t have a motive or any releasable suspect information,” said Silva.

This is the sixth homicide in Stockton in 2020, compared to just one homicide at this time in 2019. 

“We need to figure out exactly who that person was that fired several rounds into our victim’s vehicle so that we can get them off the streets and hold them accountable for their actions,” said Silva.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to come forward. 

“Please give us a call. We don’t care if it’s just something that you might think might not mean anything that bit of information might solve this homicide,” said Silva.

The Stockton Police Department is encouraging anyone with information to call its non-emergency number at 209-937-8377 or the Investigations Division at 209-937-8323.


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