Man killed in drive-by shooting in Modesto identified

12:14 PM, Jul 30, 2013   |    comments
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MODESTO, CA - A drive-by shooting left a Modesto man dead Monday night.

The 24-year-old man, identified by Modesto police on Tuesday as Frankie Vargas, had just driven up to his home on the 2800 block of Campbell Lane about 6 p.m. and was still in his car when another vehicle drove by and shots rang out, said police Sgt. Ivan Valencia. Vargas was shot at least once. He was transported to a local hospital for medical care but did not survive, Valencia said.

Vargas drove a black, 2006 Dodge Charger. There was no early description of the shooter's vehicle or what led up to the killing.

Valencia said homicide detectives were going door to door in the neighborhood seeking witnesses and information.

Anyone with any information about the shooting was asked to call 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.


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