Vallejo policed have identified a 19-year-old killed in a shooting that wounded a reported seven other people late Saturday night in North Vallejo.
Jose Rodriguez, of Richmond, was fatally wounded during a drive-by shooting targeting a caravan of vehicles believed to be pulled over to change a flat tire.
Along with Rodriguez, victims were in a caravan of at least four vehicles believed to be from the South San Francisco area who had come to Vallejo for a party, Vallejo police said in a press release.
On their way to the party, the caravan stopped in the 200 block of Princeton Street to change a flat tire of one of the cars that hit a curb, police said.
Police said when the group was changing the tire about 11 p.m., a white SUV with tinted windows drove by and opened fire. Only one gunman is suspected, and the motive for the shooting is not immediately clear, police added.
Police found five people with gunshot wounds, including the 19-year-old, who was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Later, three other people with gunshot wounds were reported to walk into different hospitals, police added.
A roadside memorial of white and blue balloon, candles and a couple of opened beer bottles was seen at the crime scene Sunday afternoon.
The case remains under investigation.
The fatal shooting is the city's 20th homicide of 2013, and the second one in a week. The count includes three fatal officer-involved shootings, and a body found on Derr Street on July 6, which is being investigated as a homicide.
The number, however, does not include Nellie Stanworth, 90, who was allegedly killed by her son, Dennis. The killing was reported in January, but prosecutors said Stanworth had allegedly admitted to killing her weeks prior.
Anyone with information on the latest homicide case is asked to call Detectives Sean Kenney or Drew Ramsay at (800) 488-9383. Anonymous tips can also be provided through Solano Crime Stoppers tip line at (707) 644-STOP.
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