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Stockton Gun Violence Propts Increased Street Patrols

Stockton police are on the alert after the Memorial Day shootings that left nine people wounded in five different incidents. Stockton

Police Officer Joe Silva says the shootings were not random, but rather appear to be group or gang related.

He says because of that extra officers will be on the streets.

"We're going to try prevent any type of retaliatory shootings from occurring so there'll be additional patrols happening in these neighborhoods," says Silva.

Silva says some of the victims refuse to cooperate with the investigation and three of the victims are juveniles, two 17-year-olds and a 14-year-old.

Silva says the shootings amount to a spike in violence, but he says there have only been nine homicides this year which is half the total last year at this time.