STOCKTON (CBS13) — The day after a deadly drive-by shooting in Stockton killed three people and injured four more, the community is praying for peace.
A steady stream of mourners paid their respects on Wednesday after Tuesday night’s shooting outside a grocery store.READ MORE: Chicago-Area Family Still In Shock After They Hired Home Improvement Contractor Via HomeAdvisor, Only For The Contractor To Smash Up Their Property
While police investigate a motive, they say they area, and specifically a parking lot, has been a problem for crime.
Tuesday night’s shooting claimed the lives of Kabin Kennebrew, 23; Arniska “Nikki” Lofton, 27; and Aliyah Taylor, 20.
“There’s always something going on in Stockton, all the time, they don’t call it Killville for nothing,” said Taylor’s cousin Latonya Cooper. “Stockton PD gotta get together and do what they got to do and bring my family justice.”READ MORE: EB I-80 Blocked In Davis After Deadly Crash; Traffic Being Diverted To Highway 113
Police are still looking for a motive for the killings. No arrests have been made. The area has been specifically known for its crime.
“That area around the market is known for gang and drug activity so that’s why not only did we call in homicide investigators we also called in gang detectives,” said Stockton Police spokesman Joe Silva.
Shelle Roseburgh knew Nikki Lofton and live in the neighborhood.
“All I know is that she was a good person, she was a mother, and it’s horrible to see somebody go like that,” she said. “It’s terrible that we can’t walk to the store with our kids no more and not even think about being shot.”MORE NEWS: Man Barricades Himself In Elk Grove Home After Car Chase From Sacramento
As the community grieves, many fear the bloodshed isn’t over, with retaliation a possibility.