STOCKTON, CA - The murder of 60-year-old Armando Pina Monday startled people who use Victory Park for their exercise and relaxation.
Pina was shot and killed at the popular Stockton park after having a gold chain stolen from him during an afternoon walk.
"I was born and raised in this town, which has a history of violence," Pina's friend Leo Juarez said. "It was nowhere near what it is now."
While Pina's family held a vigil late Tuesday night at the spot of the shooting, people who didn't know him were shaking their heads in disappointment at the latest Stockton violence.