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Gun fire kills 1, wounds 1
Shot while walking down East Yosemite
MurderASK 0083
A shooter’s view of the roadway at Yosemite Avenue just east of Powers Avenue shows investigators in the middle of the street where Derrick Gann, 19, was gunned down shortly before 4 a.m. Tuesday morning. The second victim, Jeffery Charles Atteberry, 18, also shot multiple times collapsed at the front door of the 7-11 Store. Multiple casings were found on the cement porch area on the left center edge of the photograph. - photo by GLENN KAHL
Two Manteca young men were gunned down shortly before 4 a.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of East Yosemite Avenue by an unknown assailant firing from near the front door of an insurance agency on the north side of the street.

Hand gun shell casings were located on the concrete entrance of a nearby business that indicated the position of the shooter or shooters at the time of the attack.

Apparently running for their lives Derrick Gann, 19, of Manteca was hit multiple times by gunfire and collapsed in the center of Yosemite Avenue directly across from a used car lot.  Stray bullets hit at least one car, a black SUV, and the Shell service station building on the corner of Powers Avenue.  Gann was transported to Doctors Hospital of Manteca where he was later pronounced dead.

Jeffery Charles Atteberry, 18, also of Manteca, was struck multiple times, police said, as he was also thought to be running from the shooter.  Atteberry made it to the front door of the 7-Eleven convenience store on the northeast corner of Yosemite Avenue at Powers where he collapsed and was found by officers.

Atteberry was transported to San Joaquin County Hospital in French Camp where he underwent several hours of surgery to repair his wounds.  Public affairs officer Rex Osborn said that Atteberry came out of surgery at 1:45 in the afternoon and was listed in stable condition.

Jeff Hooten was the first officer to arrive at the scene where he attempted to offer aid to the victim in the middle of the street.  Other officers responding to the scene included Jason Bonetti, Dan Chestnut, and Will Mueller.  Detective Wayne Miller is heading up the investigation.

A friend who had been with the two teens prior to the shooting said that Atteberry was all set to go to college at ITT Tech in Lathrop.  He said he had gotten separated from his friends and should have been with them when they were attacked.

As of 7 p.m. Tuesday detectives were still trying to piece the puzzle together in their “chronological investigation” to determine whether the shooting was gang related or whether to expect retaliation for the shootings.  They said if they only knew where the two had been prior to the gunfire they might have a better idea who is responsible.

Yellow crime tape closed off the entire block of Yosemite Avenue from Fremont Street to Powers Avenue until nearly noon as officers shifted through the area looking for clues.  Traffic was detoured up Powers Avenue and across Pine Street with members of the seniors’ SHARP unit responding to direct traffic.

Mahlyn Liotard along with a cadre of other Manteca Police Explorers were called out to the scene at 5 a.m. in uniform.  They were directed to guard the perimeter of the crime scene around the block ensuring that no one walked into the restricted area.

The victims’ clothing had been left where it had been cut off by medics in the street and on the porch of the convenience store with the hope it would give investigators a possible lead.

Anyone having information that would be helpful in the investigation are urged to call South County Crime Stoppers 823-4636 and remain anonymous.  There is the possibility of receiving a reward up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators.