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Teenager hit in the hand after shooter opens fire at him in Stockton

A spokesperson for the Stockton Police Department said the wound was not life threatening.

STOCKTON, Calif. — The Stockton Police Department is investigating a shooting that sent a teenager to the hospital on Sunday.

Police say the shooting happened just before noon on Sunday when the shooter approached in a vehicle, opened fire on the victim and took off. Police don't know exactly where the shooting happened. 

Rosie Calderon, spokesperson for the police department, identified the victim as an 18-year-old man who was shot in the hand and taken to the hospital. The teenager's injuries are considered non-life-threatening.

Police only described the suspect as a Black male driving a dark SUV. 


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