LATHROP, CA - A Lathrop resident answered the door about 10 o'clock Thursday night to find one man shot on his doorstep pleading for help and a second man mortally wounded in a car on his front lawn.
San Joaquin sheriff's Deputy Les Garcia said the 23-year-old wounded man at the door told sheriff's deputies as he was being transported to an area hospital that a black van had been chasing their car. He was in the ICU and Garcia did not know his condition.
The man in the passenger seat of the car on the lawn was taken by air ambulance to a Modesto hospital but did not survive his gunshot injuries. He was identified as 19-year-old Dashawn Johns.
Garcia said why the men were shot had not yet been determined. Except for the black van, information on the shooter or shooters wasn't clear.
The incident was on the 100 block of Reiger Drive.
Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to contact the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office at (209) 468-4400 or "Text a Tip" to "274637" and in the message area type SJSO, a space, and then your tip.