Serial Killer in California


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Karly Wampler, Writer

Beware! A serial killer is on the loose in Stockton, California. He has shot and killed 6 people, 4 of which were homeless, and 5 were hispanic. The only clues that the police have are a grainy photo of the suspect, and the lone survivor. The police have said that the suspect usually strikes late at night when the person is by themselves, and in dark places. The victims are also caught by surprise. The police only have one grainy picture of the suspect. The police have no idea who the suspect is, but are now having to turn to the woman they did not believe back in April of 2021 for answers.

Natasha LaTour, a 46 year old who was homeless, was sleeping in her tent, when around 3 a.m. she heard something outside that woke her up. She left her tent, and a dark figure approached her. He pointed his gun at her, and shot her. She tried fighting back by running towards the shooter. He dropped to his knee, and kept shooting her. He shot 9-10 times before he left. She was found later by a couple driving by. Later, she reported it to the police, and they waved it off saying that she was hiding something from them. Now, the police are linking her shooter to the suspect of the murders.

The police say that the suspect has been striking in a 4 mile radius of each other, with the last shooting happening Tuesday, September 27th. The authorities are connecting the cases by ballistic tests. The authorities are not certain if there are more than one person involved, but believe that it is a good possibility that there is more than one person carrying out these attacks.