STOCKTON (CBS13) – A little boy is the latest shooting victim in Stockton.
Police say he and his uncle were innocent victims. The suspects were possibly trying to take out any witnesses.
The shooters are also accused of killing a man, making it the 60 homicide in the city so far this year.
“They had came right here, and they had pulled into the driveway,” neighbor Brian Calbert said, showing CBS13 the spot where a car came speeding up with two people shot inside. One of them was a 9-year-old boy.
Stockton police say unknown suspects shot and killed a 20-year-old man in the 9400 block of Fox Creek Drive late Saturday night.
At the same time, officers say a 22-year-old man was just pulling out from the home across the street with his 9-year-old nephew in the car.
“As the suspects were coming out from the first shooting, they opened fire on that car for no apparent reason,” said Officer Joe Silva.
After the shooting, the uncle would drive down Fox Creek Drive and around the corner.
That’s when they’d appear in front of Calbert and his cousin Ashley Jones.
“It’s sad to see him cry, sad to see his arm swollen and sad to see him bleeding,” said Jones. “I mean, kids are innocent around here. They really are innocent. They didn’t ask to be here.”
Police don’t believe the shooting is gang related, but have yet to release a motive.
“Stockton is going wild. It shouldn’t be like this. Everybody should be going to work, everybody should be going to school, and people around here are being afraid to walk at night,” said Jones.
The names of the victims have not been released, but police say the 9-year-old and his uncle are both in stable condition.