A teenager found suffering from a fatal gunshot wound on the Crosstown Freeway on Sunday has died after being shot at a Main Street intersection, police said Monday.
Officers with the Stockton Police Department found the 19-year-old, who detectives have not identified, about 2:35 a.m. on July 2 near South Wilson Way and Crosstown Freeway in the southeast corner of downtown Stockton, according to a statement from the department.
Stockton police spokesman David Scott said the teenager and several other people were found in a vehicle near the Wilson Way exit on the east side of Crosstown.
Investigators say the 19-year-old was shot around 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of East Main Street and Rendon Avenue, a block south of Sosa Park in South Stockton. The intersection is about a mile and a half from where the toddler was found.
According to a police statement, the teenager died at a local hospital. He was originally from Sacramento, police said.
The shooting of the 19-year-old appears to be related to gang activity in the area, the police department said in a statement Monday evening.
The drive-by incident happened just after 2 a.m. at Main Street and South Golden Gate Street, one block from Main and Rendon, the statement said.
“It’s safe to say it was a lateral move,” Scott said.
Police have not released a motive for the shooting, whether it was intentional or accidental.
The sideshow may have traveled several blocks down Main Street, with hot tire marks rolling down Main Street. Every intersection between Golden Gate and Highway 4 was covered in tire signs Monday morning. Heavy tracks were seen at Main and Rendon, and nearby Lafayette Street.
It is not yet clear whether the teenager will participate directly in the sideshow. Investigators can’t confirm whether he was watching, driving or otherwise involved, Scott said.
Sunday’s death is the third fatal shooting in Stockton this year, according to law enforcement.
In May, another person was killed at a sideshow in the Kennedy neighborhood of South Stockton, at the intersection of Eighth and B streets, according to San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Nicholas Goucher.
Scott said April’s homicide at California and Oak streets in downtown Stockton was also related to the sideshow.
A resident near the intersection of Main and Rendon said Monday that around 2 a.m. the day before, she was awakened by loud sounds of what she believed to be a sideshow.
“I was in a deep sleep, (then) I heard the engines firing,” said the resident, who asked not to be named for security reasons.
Sideshows happen almost every weekend in that neighborhood, she said.
Record reporter Aaron Lesley covers public safety. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @LeathleyAaron. Support local news, subscribe to the Stockton Record at https://www.recordnet.com/subscribenow.
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