Two people were killed in a Sunday night shooting in the 300 block of East I Street in Oakdale.
An Oakdale police officer was patrolling the area of Oakdale Market around 9:00 p.m. and reported hearing gunshots in the area. The officer came across a group huddled around two subjects who were both bleeding from gunshot wounds in the parking lot. Additional police units along with medical personnel responded.
“One juvenile and one adult who succumbed to their injuries,” Oakdale Police Chief Lester Jenkins noted of the victims in a press release issued by the Oakdale Police Department early Monday.
At the scene officers recovered a firearm believed to be used in the incident.
Stanislaus County Sheriff’s investigators were called to assist Oakdale Police with the double homicide investigation.
During the initial investigation, officers were also able to identify a possible suspect in connection with the shooting, Ryan Mazzariello, 25, of Oakdale.
Sheriff’s Sergeant Anthony Bejaran stated that detectives and police officers went to Mazzariello’s residence in Oakdale and, after brief dialogue, were able to get him to surrender.
Mazzariello was booked at Stanislaus County Jail on murder charges Sunday night by Stanislaus County Sheriff’s detectives.
Bejaran said details of the shooting and a possible motive are being withheld because the incident is still under investigation.
Victims were identified as 20-year-old Abel Calderon and 15-year-old Ruben Mora Jr., according to Bejaran.
The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department is continuing the investigation.
Look for more information in the Nov. 14 issue of The Leader.