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In Stockton, Calif., 58 murders were reported last year, more than double the 24 reported in 2008. The city is considering filing for bankruptcy and has already laid off police officers. Photographer Matt Black documented some of the sites where these incidents occurred last year. Scott Thurm, Bobby White and Justin Scheck report on

Information on these murders was provided by The Record.

All photographs by Matt Black for The Wall Street Journal.

Mario Hinojosa Zendejas, 23.
Dec. 14, 2011.
Shot in his driveway in the 1800 block of Country Club Boulevard.

Matthew Bosa, 28.
Nov. 14, 2011.
Shot while driving on Wilson Way near Harding Way.

Joseph Cruz, 31.
June 14, 2011.
Shot on Sutter Street just south of Noble Street.

Luis Palma, 44.
Sept. 4, 2011.
Mr. Palma, a cab driver, was shot at Lincoln and Washington streets.

David Lewis Jr., 34.
June 11, 2011.
Found near California and Fremont streets.

Michael Shelton, 30.
Sept. 17, 2011.
Mr. Shelton was shot Sept. 12 in a parking lot in the 1100 block of North Wilson Way and died five days later.

Brandon Wilson, 2 months.
Aug. 12., 2011.
Died after an incident Aug. 1 in the 7600 block of Kelley Drive.

Paris Jordan Jr., 28.
June 25, 2011.
At least five people were shot at a bar in the 2300 block of East Main Street.

Micky Xiong, 31.
Oct. 6, 2011.
Mr. Xiong, a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver, was shot in the 300 block of South Sutter Street after a delivery.

Juan Juarez-Martinez, 17.
June 9. 2011.
Shot in the 200 block of East Sixth Street.

John Mozzetti, 24.
Oct. 15. 2011.
Shot while driving in the 700 block of Oak Street.

Pedro Garcia-Rodriguez, 27.
Oct. 21. 2011.
Stabbed in the 100 block of West Worth Street.

Brian Spivey, 21.
July 19, 2011.
Shot outside an apartment complex in the 2400 block of Delaware Avenue.

Damien Braggs, 19.
Oct. 21, 2011.
Shot in the 700 block of East Park Street.

Rachel Moreno, 49, and Juan Segura, 33.
Sept. 12, 2011.
Shot at South Hunter and West Jackson streets.

All photographs by Matt Black for The Wall Street Journal.

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On April 5, 2011, South African freelance photographer Anton Hammerl disappeared while covering the revolution in eastern Libya. For weeks his family, and the world, held out hope that he was alive, believing he had been captured by the Gaddafi regime. Then on May 19, Hammerl’s family discovered through eyewitness accounts that he could not have survived injuries he sustained while photographing a battle between rebels and Libyan soldiers.

Unai Aranzadi

Anton Hammerl at work in Brega, Libya.

Last week, a fundraising website, Friends of Anton, was launched in an effort to raise money for Hammerl’s family. Renowned photographers, including João Silva, David Burnett, Kenneth Jarecke, Bruno Stevens, Yunghi Kim, and Todd Heisler, have donated prints in support of their fallen colleague. The photographs can be purchased through the Friends of Anton website.

Hammerl, 41, a former picture editor and photographer for The Saturday Star in Johannesburg, South Africa, is survived by his wife Penny and their three children: Aurora, 11; Neo, 7; and 6-month-old Hiro.

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To find out more about the immigration crisis in California, Matt Black traveled - arduously - through a remote region south of Mexico City.

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