According to Detective Ricardo Hernandez, none of the three victims is cooperating with police.
“They are unwilling to say what happened, who did it and where it happened,” he said.
The first gunshot victim, a 20-year-old Hispanic man, walked into the hospital emergency room at 1420 N. Tracy Blvd. around 3:08 p.m. with a gunshot wound to his hip.
According to the police log, the man told hospital officials the shooting took place at Tracy Boulevard and Carlton Way. He said he ran to the emergency room after he was shot.
The second victim, also a 20-year-old Hispanic man, walked into the hospital emergency room at 3:23 p.m., according to the police log. His injury was not identified.
In an interview outside the emergency room at 4:30 p.m., Capt. Mark Duxbury said that officers were trying to find where the two victims had been shot.
Hospital officials reported that a third shooting victim — the 16-year-old boy, who was also described as Hispanic — entered the hospital emergency room at 5:43 p.m. He was dropped at the hospital by an unidentified vehicle, according to the police log.
His injury was not specified.
Hernandez, the Tracy detective, said investigators were told by a third person that the teenager had been shot at McDonald Park on Central Avenue. He said officers checked the park, but found no evidence to support the report.
All of the victims, whose names were withheld by police, are Tracy residents, according to Hernandez.
The detective said it was possible that the three shootings were gang-related, but he did not confirm whether the three victims were documented gang members.
Because the men and boy refused to cooperate with police, Hernandez said the case would remain open. He said investigators would contact the victims again later to see if they were willing to talk about what happened.
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