Shooting at Stockton: 1 dead in Knickerbocker, West Lane shooting

The shooting happened at Knickerbocker Drive and West Lane.

STOCKTON, Calif. — One person is dead after a shooting in Stockton Sunday afternoon.

Police said they got reports of a shooting on Knickerbocker Drive and West Lane just before 5 pm Arriving officers found a 20-year-old man shot, who was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene.

Few details surrounding the shooting have been released at this time as homicide detectives search for answers.

No motive for the shooting or suspect information is available at this time.

Anyone with information on the shooting can call Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377 or the Investigations Division at (209) 937-8323.

STOCKTON CRIME IN CONTEXT

The increase in homicide cases in Stockton during the early months of 2022 came on the heels of a decline in 2021, where police reported fewer homicides ending the year with a total of 38 cases.

While that’s not the lowest number the department has dealt with in the past 12 years, it is below the annual average of 40 homicide cases per year since 1995.

In response to the rise in homicides, community groups held prayer vigils other outreach events meant to unite Stockton residents against violence.

Activists have called on the community to show up to such events and work with local organizations search as Advance Peace, Faith in the Valley, Lighthouse of the Valley and the Office of Violence Prevention to discourage crime and help impacted communities heal.

Click here for a map of crime statistics.

In an interview with ABC10 in March, Stockton City Manager Harry Black said the Stockton Police Department is trying to prevent more deaths by working more on intelligence gathering and cooperating with federal partners such as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the US Marshall’s Service.

The city is also working to improve its crime prevention, intervention and fighting strategy, Black said. Representatives with the city’s Office of Violence Prevention are working to be more present in communities impacted by crime. The office’s ‘peacekeepers program’ places mediators and mentors in high crime areas.

Watch the full interview: Stockton City Manager Harry Black talks recent crime in the city | Extended interview

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