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One man dead, another wounded in Lodi shooting

Lodi police are investigating a Saturday night shooting that left one man dead and another wounded.

The shooting of the two men riding in an older-model Honda occurred at the intersection of Lodi and Cherokee avenues just after 11 p.m. After being shot, the driver drove several blocks to an Arco gas station at Victor and Beckham streets and flagged down Lodi police officers who were staffing a DUI checkpoint, police spokesman Eric Bradley said.

The car’s passenger, a man in his 30s, died at the gas station. The driver, in his mid-20s, was taken to an area hospital with serious wounds but is expected to survive, Bradley said.

The shooting happened in what Bradley described as an area plagued by gang activity.

“It could be the result of gang activity, but we don’t know yet,” Bradley said. “It’s something we’re going to look into. It’s a safety issue, and that’s why we’re working hard to combat gangs.”

Stephen Magagnini: (916) 321-1072, @StephenMagagnini