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Suspect arrested in Stockton shooting that killed 19-year-old, hospitalized another man

Stockton neighborhood stunned after shooting kills 1, injures another
Stockton neighborhood stunned after shooting kills 1, injures another 02:49

STOCKTON -- An investigation is underway after two men were shot, including a 19-year-old man who died, in Stockton Sunday morning, police said. 

Police responded to the 600 block of El Camino Avenue around 9:30 a.m. Sunday where they found two men had been shot. 

The 19-year-old man died at the scene while a 70-year-old man was rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound and is expected to survive. 

Police said Sunday night that they arrested Miguelito Asuncion, 36, of Stockton and booked him into jail for homicide. 

But multiple neighbors on El Camino Avenue have their own suspicions, calling this a senseless shooting over whose lawn was whose. 

"The guy in the orange house was encroaching a little bit as he mowed his lawn on the other guy's lawn," said Judy Kearns who lives a few doors down from where the homicide happened.

Officer David Scott with Stockton Police told CBS Sacramento there was a disturbance that happened before the shooting occurred, but what that disturbance was is still being investigated.

"We don't know exactly what was said or what happened, but he shot him," said Kearns. "That's what's unbelievable."

Kearns believes this is an isolated incident since she has lived on the street for 45 years and never had a shooting she can recall.

"I'm just really, really shocked something like this would happen over something so stupid," said Kearns.

Investigators were on the scene from the morning into the night Sunday collecting evidence and asking anyone with any information to contact the Stockton Police Department or Crime Stoppers.

"Any homicide is too many, so our detectives are going to be working this case very diligently," said Scott.  

This is Stockton's 17th homicide this year, compared to 21 at the same time a year ago. Seven of the 17 victims this year have been 20 years old or younger.   

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