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Lathrop seeking suspects in road rage gunfire
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A road rage incident down the street from a Lathrop elementary school Tuesday night erupted in gunfire. One vehicle was struck by three bullets.

Lathrop Police Service is searching for a vehicle they believe was involved in an altercation on Tuesday night that ended in gunfire. 

According to a statement released by Lathrop Police, deputies responded to a shooting near Harlan and Stonebridge  roads – down the street from Joseph Widmer Elementary School – and around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29. 

When officers arrived someone in a vehicle involved in a road range incident had fired multiple shots at a victim’s car, striking it multiple times before fleeing up Harlan Road at a high rate of speed. Nobody inside of the victim’s vehicle was struck by gunfire, even though the police released a photograph that shows a bullet hole just below the read drivers-side window. 

The vehicle that officers believe the shots were fired from is described as a white Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by a Hispanic male that stands approximately 5-foot-7 tall and has a thin build, brown hair, brown eyes, and a fade like haircut. The driver was also reportedly wearing a red sweatshirt. 

The passenger in the assaulting vehicle is described as a white male wearing a black sweatshirt and hat. The Jeep Grand Cherokee headed northbound on Harlan Road when it fled the area. 

Anybody with any information is urged to call the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department dispatch line at 209.460.4400. Tipsters can reference case no. 10-2562 when leaving information with authorities. Callers can remain anonymous, and those wishing share information via text message can do so anonymously by texting 274637 in the number window before including the letters “SJSO” at the start of the of the message, then a space, and then the information. 

To contact reporter Jason Campbell email or call 209.249.3544.