Surveillance camera photo of silver Ford Mustang wanted in connection with teen's shooting in Big Lots parking lot on West Lane in Stockton, July 14, 2012
STOCKTON, CA - Stockton police detectives investigating a July 14 drive-by shooting in which a 17-year old girl was shot several times, including in the face, have released descriptions of the involved cars.
The victim remains hospitalized in critical condition, said Officer Joe Silva.
The cars detectives are looking for include a silver, late 90s stock Ford Mustang (see accompanying photo), with tinted windows and no tire rims. It was driven by a man described as Hispanic, 18 to 22 years old. His passenger wore a black shirt.
The second involved car from which the gunshots were fired was described as a brown or black, late 90s Honda Civic four-door with lowered suspension. Behind the wheel was an Asian man, 24 to 27 years old, with possibly having tattoos of Asian writing on his face and arms, Silva said.
The shooting was in the Big Lots parking lot on the 8000 block of West Lane at 11:30 p.m. that Friday night. The victim and six other teens were in the parking lot when the silver Mustang first appeared, driving recklessly through the lot, witnesses reported. The Mustang left and then returned a little later with the Honda. Silva said the driver of the Civic fired four to five shots at the teens, who were fixing a flat tire on their car. That is when the victim was shot several times.
Anyone with information that could to aid investigation was asked to call police Investigations at (209) 937-8323 or contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600. Callers can remain anonymous. Citizens may also text information from their cellphones to 'CRIMES' (274637) and type the keyword TIPSPD or log on to the Stockton Police Department's Facebook page and click "Submit a Tip".
Information that leads to an arrest may result in a $1,000 reward to the tipster.