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Two shootings, one fatal, take place in Manteca

Bulletin staff report

Two separate shootings in Manteca left one man dead and a woman fighting for her life.

The fatal shooting took place Sunday at 1:19 p.m. at Southside Park bordered by Oregon Street and Park Avenue southwest of downtown.

Manteca Police arrived to find two adult male victims.  Both were transported to local area hospitals where one of the victims was pronounced dead. The other victim’s injuries are not considered life threatening.

Detectives are currently conducting an investigation. No arrests were made as of press time.

It was Manteca’s first homicide this year and the first since 2017 when there were seven homicides.

Shooting along Airport Way leaves woman

 with life threatening injuries

A woman sustained life threatening injuries after being shot before 10 p.m. Friday in the 2500 block of North Airport Way.

She attempted to flee the area in her vehicle but ended up crashing it over 1½ miles away into an uninvolved vehicle on Airport Way north of Daisywood Drive and south of Lovelace Road.

Manteca Police officers were flagged down by a citizen and advised of the collision. Officers arrived on scene minutes later and discovered the woman had been shot.

The female was transported to a local area hospital with life threatening injuries while the male driver of the other involved vehicle who was not involved in the shooting incident was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Detectives responded to the scene and immediately began investigating the case. 

The Manteca Police investigation led to the arrest of Carnellius Lee Martin, 21, of Stockton,  on charges of attempted murder, firing a gun at an occupied vehicle, conspiracy, and domestic violence.

Police confirmed the female victim was not selected at random and was specifically targeted by the suspect. The victim and the suspect are known to one another and have had a prior dating relationship. 

Although the suspect is in custody, detectives are continuing with their investigation and additional suspects may be identified in the near future. 

The victim remains hospitalized in critical condition.