In a devastating incident that took place early Saturday morning, a 17-year-old girl lost her life and five others were injured. This happened as a result of a shooting at a party close to a college campus in Northern California. Chico police Chief Billy Aldridge reported that officers arrived at the scene around 3:30 a.m. after receiving reports of gunfire at an apartment building.
All the victims were rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment. Sadly, the teenage girl, identified by family and a GoFundMe page as Justina Stubbe from Oroville, succumbed to her injuries at the hospital. Three other individuals, two men aged 21 and 19, and another 17-year-old girl, were admitted in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries. Two men aged 18 and 20 were treated at the hospital and subsequently released.
Police have stated that the shooting seems to be an isolated incident. They also confirmed that there is no ongoing threat to the community. However, no information regarding the shooter has been released at this time.
Interestingly, police had been called to the same location approximately 30 minutes prior to the shooting. There, they arrested a man on suspicion of brandishing a firearm. Chief Aldridge noted that this suspect matched the description of a man who was asked to leave another party about a mile away around 12:30 a.m. A fight had erupted at this earlier gathering, resulting in two individuals being hospitalized after being struck in the head, one by a bottle and the other by a firearm.
The investigation into the tragic shooting is ongoing as authorities work to uncover the details surrounding the incident. Both parties occurred in neighborhoods near California State University in Chico, a city of approximately 101,000 residents, situated north of Sacramento.