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6 shooting deaths in California are related, police say

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Stockton police have linked a 2021 Oakland homicide and a non-fatal shooting to a “series of killings” gripping the Central California town, bringing the total number of homicide victims to six.

The Stockton Police Department announced last week that five shooting homicides reported between July and September of this year were “related.”

The first incident was reported July 8 and the most recent related homicide occurred Sept. 27, according to police.

All of the victims were men shot in the late-night or early-morning hours with no signs of robbery present, police said. Five of the six victims were Latino, according to police.

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