4/25/04 at 2:30 AM

Multiple Victim Drive-by Shooting at Tavern


Details:  The Lodi Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that took place this evening at Antonioís Bar, 710 S. Beckman Road.  At about 10:38 PM on Saturday night, 4/24/04, police dispatch received multiple 911 calls regarding a shooting in front of the bar.  Responding officers found three victims of gunshot wounds, a woman and two men.  The three were taken by paramedics to various hospitals.  Their wounds are not believed to be life-threatening.


The preliminary investigation reveals that the victims were in a line of about 25 people who were waiting to get into the bar.  A vehicle stopped on the street in front of the bar, and from inside it, seven to eight rounds were fired at the crowd.  The three victims were hit, and the suspect vehicle then fled.  The vehicle was described as possibly being a red car.  The identity and description of the shooter are unknown at this point. 


There is no information to indicate that any type of conflict occurred at the bar prior to the shooting, and the attack appears to be unprovoked.  Detectives and evidence technicians are actively working the case as of this writing.  Media updates will provided, including victimís names, as information becomes available.


The public is asked to call Lodi PD at 209-333-6727 with any information about this case.  Persons may also call anonymously to Lodi Area Crimestoppers at 209-333-6771, where they may receive a cash reward.


LPD Case #:  04-4414          

Contact:  Sgt. William Barry at 209-329-2966 or wbarry@pd.lodi.gov