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Stockton police investigating possible gang killing of teen

Stockton police are investigating the shooting death of a 19-year-old man in Stockton on Saturday night.

The man was riding in the back seat of a car at 11:30 p.m. Saturday when suspects opened fire on him and two 18-year-olds in the driver’s and passenger’s seats, according to Stockton Police Department Officer Joe Silva.

The driver and front-seat passenger were also shot and transported to a local hospital, where they remain in critical but stable condition. Initial 911 calls indicated the men were shot near the intersection of Wilson Way and Anderson Street.

The Police Department’s preliminary investigation found the killing appears to be gang-related, Silva said.

No suspect information has been released, though police are asking those with relevant information to call the main line at 209-937-8377, the investigations unit at 209-937-8323 or Crime Stoppers at 209-946-0600.

Another Stockton man was shot Sunday afternoon but police could offer no accurate timeline or suspect information. He had jumped over a barbed wire fence after hearing gunshots near the intersection of Bianchi Road and Calandria Street, police said, and it was believed he had suffered a cut before medical professionals determined he was bleeding from a bullet wound.

Benjy Egel: 916-321-1052, @BenjyEgel