STOCKTON — Police are investigating the city’s 23rd homicide of the year after a man was shot Friday afternoon and later died.

Reports of a shooting were made at 5:10 p.m. Friday in the 1500 block of Ishi Goto Street in Weston Ranch.

When officers arrived, they learned that a 22-year-old victim was taken to a local area hospital via a private party, Stockton police said.

While at the hospital, the victim succumbed to his injuries and homicide detectives were called to investigate. The victim has yet to be identified by the San Joaquin County Coroner’s Office until next of kin are notified.

Authorities said while there is no suspect information or motive as of Saturday, they believe the shooting was not random.

The Stockton Police Department is encouraging people to call if they have information pertaining to this investigation. Callers are asked to call the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377, Investigations at (209) 937-8323 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Callers can remain anonymous.

People also can text information from their cellphones to “Crimes” (274637) and type the keyword TIPSPD and then their tip or log on to the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page and click “Submit A Tip.” Tipsters also can send tips on the Stockton PD Mobile Phone App. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

If you have any information that may lead to an arrest, call Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards up to $10,000.00.


Contact reporter Nicholas Filipas at (209) 546-8257 or Follow him on Twitter @nicholasflipas.