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Two Men arrested for shooting that killed 17-year-old at Sandman Park in Stockton

The shooting killed a teenager and injured two other men.

STOCKTON, Calif. — Police have arrested two men in connection to a shooting that left a teen dead and two men injured at a park in Stockton. 

According to a Facebook post from the Stockton Police Department, 35-year-old Raymond Mendez was arrested for the shooting that happened just after 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22. A second man, 37-year-old Gilbert Mendez, was also arrested as an accessory to the shooting. 

Officers found the three men shot in a car near Sandman Park. The 17-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene, marking the 55th homicide within the city of Stockon this year.

The other two men, a 27-year-old in critical condition and a 21-year-old in stable condition remain at the hospital. 

Police have not released the identity of the victim.


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