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Stockton shooting leaves teenager dead, eight injured

July 24, 2011 |  4:14 pm

One teenager died and eight others were injured after gunfire erupted at a Stockton birthday party this weekend.

Stockton police responded to calls of a shooting shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of E. Lincoln Avenue in the northern part of the city. Police said more than 20 rounds were fired from above a wooden fence bordering the backyard where the party was taking place.

Investigators are not sure whether the attack was carried out by a single gunman or several, a Stockton police spokesman said. A 15-year-old shot in the torso died of his injuries Sunday morning at St. Joseph's Medical Center, and the conditions of the others is unknown. Police have not arrested any suspects.

-- Ricardo Lopez