The victim of a fatal shooting in Tracy’s Edgewood neighborhood has been identified as 25-year-old Darell Esguerra, a Tracy resident, Sgt. Steve Beukelman said Monday morning.
Beukelman said the shooting took place during a birthday party on the 1900 block of Notre Dame Court.
According to a Tracy Police Department news release issued on Sunday, police received numerous calls about shots fired around 1:21 a.m. on the court in question. Officers found the victim, now identified as Esguerra, with a gunshot wound outside a residence. He was not responsive and was pronounced dead two hours later at a local hospital.
Beukelman said on Monday that the investigation was ongoing and that investigators were not ready to release any additional information.
The last homicide in Tracy occurred Sept. 19, 2012. Victor and Samantha Garcia, brother and sister, stabbed Phillip Gregory Sanchez to death near his home on West Whittier Avenue. Both pleaded guilty to playing a role in Sanchez's murder in June 2013.
Anyone with information about Esguerra's death is urged to contact Detective Ricardo Hernandez at 831-6631 or contact Tracy Crime Stoppers to make an anonymous tip at 831-4847.
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