A second homicide in less than 24 hours occurred early Monday in Lodi when a man was shot to death while sitting in his pickup.
The killing of the 27-year-old man outside his home as he began his day to go to work at 4:30 a.m. occurred not far from where another man was killed Sunday afternoon.
Police in the San Joaquin County town, population 62,000, have yet to determine whether the two killings are related.
“We have our investigators out here,” Lt. Sierra Brucia said. “We don’t know if there is a connection. We are still trying to determine if Sunday’s shooting was gang-related or not. And we don’t know if today’s is gang-related or not.”
Brucia said the Monday homicide occurred in the 500 block of East Oak Street. Lodi police received several reports of shots being fired.
When they responded, they found the man dead from several gunshots in the vehicle. Police have no vehicle or suspect descriptions.
The shooting is about a half-mile north of the Sunday shooting.
Lodi police responded around 2 p.m. Sunday to reports of gunshots fired on the 700 block of South Garfield Street. There, investigators discovered the wounded 20-year-old man.
He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
Police said the man had been standing in his driveway when a light-colored SUV drove by and fired multiple rounds.