UPDATE: Tennis Lane shooting results in homicide
by TP staff
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Police closed off a section of the 500 block of Tennis Lane sidewalk where an 18-year-old man was shot Tuesday afternoon.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
Police closed off a section of the 500 block of Tennis Lane sidewalk where an 18-year-old man was shot Tuesday afternoon. Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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Eighteen-year-old Kunalpreet Singh Sekhon of Tracy was pronounced dead five hours after he was shot today on the 500 block of Tennis Lane.

According to police, Sekhon was shot three times by two Latino men in a white van with tinted windows. A police spokesman has said the shooting might have involved gangs.

Sekhon was taken by ambulance to San Joaquin General Hospital in French Camp, where he was pronounced dead at 5:11 p.m.

Today’s shooting is Tracy’s fourth homicide in 2010.

Anyone with information about the shooting can call Detective Craig Kootstra at 831-6637 or Tracy Crime Stoppers at 831-6847. Tips can be sent electronically by texting “TRACY PD” to Tip411.

For more on this story: Shooting on Tennis Lane, Oct. 12

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R.I.PDANGER
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June 28, 2012
this is dumb they havent found nothin?!?! they havent foud out about my brother dangers murder and now this

gigglesbaybee
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February 20, 2011
@ tracy209

you are right; its beeen 4 months sence kunal was shot and there is still no motherfucker behind bars... i was one of kunal close friend and his death afected me so much and for you people who dident know him yeahh he wasn't perfect but nobody fucken is. And for you fuckers to come and say you have no sympathy for his friends and family well guess what fuck youuu!! you probably don't know how it feels to loose a friend thats why you say that shit. or your just fucken cold hearted.... Rest in Paradise Kunal Your gone but NEVER forgotten Fallen Soilder. We miss you down here homie. Much love and respect! 04.24.92 - 10/12/10 ♥
tracy209
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December 03, 2010
THE DETECTIVES INVESTIGATING THIS CASE SUCK!!! THAY SHOULD HAVE FOUND SOMEONE BY NOW HOW COME WHEN ITS A WHITE PERSON THEY FIND THE "SUSPECTS" REALLY FAST???
VOP
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October 19, 2010
Seems that violent crime continues upward in Tracy.
cody01
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October 19, 2010
There was a shooting on Grantline rd.

The "Victim" is in the hospital in Modesto.

Paralyzed from the neck down.
Hernan
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October 18, 2010
Tracy should have zero murder cases. We should be a crime less City.
Willofthepeople
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October 18, 2010
Any further, or new information Tracy Press? Any suspects?

I also heard there was another shooting this weekend at the apartments on Grantline. Don't know which ones. Any info. Tracy Press?
cody01
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October 15, 2010
@ameghoo. That is one of the reasons I don't even want to look in this online Tracy Press.

There are gang task forces in cities all over the USA.

None are proactive.

This problem is easy to eradicate. Put a tracking device on them.

Someone seen associating with a gang member w/ such a device, out one on them too.

Set up a site like Megans law website, put them out on front street.

Guilt by association.

Once tagged. Nobody would want to be seen with them. Kinda hard to be a gang if you can't hang out with your homies cuz they don't want to be seen with you.
ameghoo
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October 14, 2010
After awhile, towns people shruggs it all off, it is common ocurrances around town, it is now just the normal operation mode of Tracy, cops and towns people are getting desensetized over violance here, over a period of time, slowly it gets worse thus, making another mark of normality of violant behavior. yeah, if we just sit on our hands and do not ask the city leaders, it will just keep following the current path and deal with it all reactively. Except when it is told to us by the city leaders in town meetings as a bone to toss, the word proactive is not a option anymore. I am simply waiting for Superman or Iron man to clean this s*it up. The city seems scared to act.
cody01
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October 14, 2010
I take the time to comment because I am concerned.

@youngdre, This is the way it happens. There is no good reason for any of it. It is incomprehensible.

"Out of nowhere". Makes no sense. Over nothin'.

Somebody dies.

They get caught, make a deal, tell on each other.

Family and friends grieve.

What kinda program is that?

tracyresdnt
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October 14, 2010
oops... *censor*
tracyresdnt
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October 14, 2010
I wish TracyPress would just sensor the words it doesn't like, rather than deleting whole posts from people (Jetre & Youngdre). Without context, my responses seem over-reactive...
jetre@pacbell.net
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October 14, 2010
tracyresdnt ... since I don't know the family or his parents, I have no idea how they raised him ... AND neither do you! But if it does work like that, I guess I can blame your parents for your crappy, cold hearted attitude!
Youngdre
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October 14, 2010
tracyresdnt- all i'm saying is that i was close with kunal and he never instigated a problem.. so for him to get shot is suprising for me because he wouldn't start a problem. and even if your family aren't gangmembers doesn't mean you won't hurt.. imagine how his family is feeling. show some respect at least.
tracyresdnt
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October 14, 2010
Jetre- yes. Are you saying that the family wasn't aware that his friends were Hoods? Or that their inability/incompetence as parents to raise a normal human being excuses it? Do you really think that the parents had any real rules for him as he was growing up? curfews? responsibilities? accountability? Provided adequate direction for him? Baaah
tracyresdnt
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October 14, 2010
youngdre- Nobody in my family, nor any of my friends, are gang members, so if it happened to any of them, they would be innocent victims. See the difference youngdre? Additionally, your comment about me being "next" constitutes a terrorist threat, and if the PD tracks you down, you'll go to jail. By the way, potato head, Tracycitizen was defending your Homie.
jetre@pacbell.net
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October 14, 2010
Tracyresdnt ... so, showing compassion for the family makes his family the ones who are "striving to destroy our neighborhoods." ????
tracyresdnt
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October 14, 2010
to jetre & tracycitizen-

With his arrest record, it seems reasonable to conclude that he was involved in gang activity. That being Assumed, I couldn't care less if these pants-on-the-ground hoods kill each other as long as nobody innocent gets hurt. Dahmer, Hitler, and everyone housed, fed, and cared for in San Quentin, were once kids too. So what? I'm supposed to feel bad that a bad guy (a Homie) was killed? I dont have any compassion for gang bangers, nor the families that 'raised' them. What is 'digusting', Jetre, is compassion that is shown for those that strive to destroy our neighborhoods.
TracyCitizen
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October 14, 2010
tracyresdnt wrote on Wednesday, Oct 13 at 10:04

"Assuming that Kunalpreet Singh Sekhon was involved in a gang, I'm really glad that nobody innocent was hurt. His family had 18 years worth of opportunities to raise a normal kid and Failed. No sympathy here for his family or his friends."

This is in response to your e-mail which lacked any compassion for human life. It is easy to sit back in the comfort of our home or work and write comments. This kid who was only on this earth for 18 years has died. He leaves his mother, father and other family members to grieve their entire lives. We don't know anymore about this man or his family. How you can say you have no sympathy for him or his family makes me wonder about your integrity and mentality. Better pray that nothing this devastating ever befalls your family.



cody01
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October 14, 2010
When we die, we go there alone. As an individual.

The gang does not go with.

Families and friends are left behind to grieve.

The ultimate hurt. #1.

The comments are the same every time this happens.

Mine too. And, Yes, I do CHECK MYSELF.

I could copy/paste my comments from the last time this happened. Not positive but, I think I may be wasting my time.


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