Lodi News-Sentinel

Shooter sought in Victor pool party incident


VICTOR — The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for informatio­n regarding a shooting that occurred after a pool party was shut down over the weekend.

The Sheriff’s Office reported that deputies responded to several complaints of loud music and traffic issues in the 9800 block of East Victor Road late Sunday afternoon.

Deputies assisted California Highway Patrol Officers several times over the course of the afternoon, reports state, and the party was eventually shut down by 8 p.m.

Guests slowly began leaving the event, but reports state that about 20 minutes after the party had been shut down, gunshots were heard and people began fleeing the area.

Two people were injured during the incident and were transporte­d to area hospitals for treatment of non-life threatenin­g injuries.

One person sustained a gunshot wound and the other was trampled after falling, reports state.

According to an announceme­nt on eventbrite.com, the party was a Sukihana Dripn Wet Pool Party at 9808 E. Victor Road.

The party began at 1 p.m., according to the announceme­nt, and was scheduled to end at 8 p.m.

Sukihana is an American reality television personalit­y, rap artist and actress who rose to prominence as a main cast member on VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Miami,” according to www.wikipedia.com.

The reality star hosts adulttheme­d pool parties in various locations across the country, and is hosting one at an undisclose­d location in Miami over Memorial Day weekend.

According to that event’s details, the party’s location is disclosed to ticket holders 24hours prior to the event.

Tickets for her parties range from $20 to $900, and more than 800 people typically


A video featuring Sukihana’s reaction to the shooting was posted on YouTube Monday morning, in which the reality star questions the reasons behind the incident.

“Why would y’all shoot up my pool party like that? I came to Oakland, I came to Sacramento,” she said. “My thinking is, if you can’t go to Sacramento, where can you go?”

San Joaquin County residents commenting on the Sheriff’s Facebook post said vehicles and partygoers blocked traffic along Victor Road and even nearby Locust Tree Road.

“That place needs to be shut down,” Stephen Hopson commented. “Always hundreds of people parking on the road blocking traffic and crossing the highway as if it’s a neighborho­od street. Public nuisance.”

Martha Zavala commented that the party was “ridiculous.”

“There were (hundreds) of people out there,” she said. “You couldn’t even drive through Victor Road with people walking on the street and their cars parked on either side of the street. I took another route back home to avoid hitting someone walking on the street. It was that bad.”

The Sheriff’s Office was not releasing any other informatio­n about Sunday’s shooting at press time.

Anyone with informatio­n was asked to call 209468-4400, select option 1, and reference case 22-11283. You can also use the SanJoaquin­CoSheriff app, or call Stockton CrimeStopp­ers at 209- 946-0600. CrimeStopp­ers offers as much as to $10,000 for informatio­n that leads to an arrest.

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