4/25/04 at 8:00 PM

Drive By Shooting with Two Victims


Details:  The Lodi Police Department is currently investigating a drive by shooting that occurred in the 500 block of Harold St. (a residential neighborhood) in Lodi.  At about 4:02 AM, two men were standing in an alley at that location.  Three cars driving in close succession passed by, and at least one of the occupants yelled gang names at the men.  Multiple shots were fired from one of the cars at the victims, who were both wounded.  Both men were at the scene when police arrived, and were transported to local hospitals with injuries that did not appear life threatening. 


The victims were identified as Vincente Gonsalves, DOB 3/23/76, a resident of Citrus Heights, and John Osborne DOB 2/21/73, a resident of Sonora.  The suspect vehicles were described as a white Cadillac four door, a green or blue Caprice four door, and a beige Monte Carlo two door.  No one has been identified as a suspect at this point.


This was the second drive by shooting in Lodi in six hours, the previous one being at Antonio’s bar at 10:38 PM.  There is no information connecting the two shootings at this point.


Additional updates will be posted as information becomes available for release. Anyone having information on this case is urged to call Lodi Area Crimestoppers at 209-333-6771.  Anonymous calls are accepted, and may lead to cash rewards.


LPD Case #:  04-4424

Incident Date and Time: 4/25/04 at 4:02 AM

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