Modesto Police Department News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Ivan Valencia, 209-595-0718
Release Date: Monday, July 29, 2013, 12:00:00 AM

Police Investigate Drive-by Shooting-Update


NEWS RELEASE

City of Modesto

Police Department

Office of the Chief of Police

Monday, July 29, 2013

9:36 p.m. - For Immediate Release

Author: Sgt. Ivan Valencia

 

Police Investigate Drive-by Shooting

 

MODESTO, CA – On Monday, July 29, 2013, at approximately 6:03 p.m., officers were dispatched to investigate the report of a shooting on the 2800 block of Campbell Ln. in Modesto, California.

When officers arrived they located a 24-year-old male, who had been shot at least once. Fire fighters and paramedics provided medical aid. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Initial witness reports state the victim had driven up to his residence when the occupant of another vehicle passing by fired several rounds at the victim who was still in his car. The victim’s car is a black 2006, Dodge Charger.

Homicide detectives are in the initial stages of this investigation and they are canvassing the neighborhood looking for witnesses and processing the crime scene. Investigators have limited investigative leads and suspect information at this time.

 

The shooting is still under investigation. Anyone with any information regarding this shooting is asked to contact the Modesto Police Department at (209) 572-9500 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

 

For more information regarding this news release

UPDATE:By Sgt Rick Applegate

The victim in this shooting has been identified as 24 year-old, Frankie Vargas of Modesto. 


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To contact the City of Modesto Police Deparment Public Information Office,
call Rick Armendariz at (209) 652-1820. E-mail: armendarizr@modestopd.com