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Saturday night shooting in Lodi leaves one man dead, another wounded

Lodi police are investigating the shooting death Saturday night of a 20-year-old man who was reportedly gunned down by an assailant in a passing car.

Thomas Flores, 20, was killed as he walked with a friend on Railroad Avenue near downtown at about 10:30 p.m., Lodi police said in a news release. The friend, 18, also was shot and suffered a “non-life threatening” wound, according to police.

The pair had just left a nearby restaurant.