Stockton teen shot, killed at backyard party
STOCKTON — A 19year-old man was fatally shot during a large backyard party Saturday night in an unincorporated pocket of northwest Stockton, the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office reported.
The shooting occurred about 10:40 p.m. in the 1600 block of Paloma Avenue, a residential neighborhood of older single-family homes northwest of West Hammer Lane and Pershing Avenue.
The victim, who was not named pending positive identification and notification of next of kin, was shot in the lower abdomen. A person who was on scene along with deputies who arrived six minutes after being dispatched performed CPR on the victim until medics and firefighters arrived, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The victim was transported to an area hospital where he underwent surgery for his gunshot injuries. He was pronounced dead at the hospital early Sunday morning, according to the report.
No arrests have been made in the case. Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Deputy Andrea Lopez said Sunday afternoon that investigators have very limited information and there was no suspect information to release. The party was attended by approximately 75 people, according to Lopez.
Immediately after the shooting, news reports indicated there was chaos. There was at least one brawl, and a witness told SCW News that teens were screaming and running in different directions.