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Modesto Police Department News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Ivan Valencia, 209-595-0718
Release Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 12:00:00 AM

Modesto Police are Investigating a Shooting in West Modesto.

On 03-19-13, at about 1:48 p.m. the Modesto Police Department began receiving 911 calls reporting the sound of gunshots near the 200 block of Oak St. Witnesses said they observed a black SUV fleeing the area shortly after the gunshots were heard.

At 2:07 p.m. one of the local hospitals called police to report that a gunshot victim had driven himself to the hospital seeking medical aid. The wound appears to be non-life threatening. Officers were dispatched to both scenes to investigate the incident. The victim’s vehicle, a black SUV, was examined and several bullet holes were found. Officers developed information indicating the shooting occurred on the 200 block of Maple St. A subject has been detained and officers are trying to determine his involvement.