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Stockton's history of gun violence and those working to bring peace to its streets

In a community ravaged by gun violence, non-profits and cops work to stem the tide before the next body drops.

STOCKTON, Calif. — Stockton has a long history of bloodshed. 

More than 500 people have been killed in the city in the past decade, and at least a thousand more have been wounded by gunfire. It’s a cycle of violence that has broken families, left neighborhoods in fear, and forced city leaders to scramble to find solutions before the next grave is dug.

And while there are many people trying to rewrite that history, some say it's not being written quick enough.

The map tracks each person that has been killed in Stockton this year:

In this short documentary, ABC10's Michael Anthony Adams spends time in Stockton getting to know families directly impacted by the violence, and those working to stem the tide.


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Watch the series here:

This playlist is a continuing series from ABC10 reporter Michael Anthony Adams delving into the history of violence in Stockton, California.