Stockton town hall on serial killings, rise in gun violence set for Oct. 5


The city of Stockton and Faith in the Valley will host a town hall meeting to discuss the serial killings and rise in gun violence in the city from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Victory In Praise Church, 2029 E. Harding Way in Stockton.

A livestream will also be available at

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“This is an opportunity to ask any questions (the public) might have or feel aren’t being answered,” said Toni McNeil of Faith in the Valley. 

Stockton Mayor Kevin Lincoln speaks at a news conference at the Stockton Police department about a possible serial killer in Stockton.

Stockton City Manager Harry Black, Police Chief Stanley McFadden and Director of the Office of Violence Prevention Lora Larson will provide an update from the city. Stockton Mayor Kevin Lincoln will also be available to answer questions from the public after the city presentations and words from several clergy.  

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“I invite the public to come hear from your leaders and participate in this public forum,” Lincoln said in a statement. “It is our goal and responsibility to serve the people of Stockton and to ensure our city is a safe place for all to live and thrive.” 

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