Sheriff: 1 dead, 1 injured in west Modesto shooting

10:22 AM, Apr 21, 2013   |    comments
  • Deputies investigate double shooting. Photo courtesy Stanislaus Sheriff's Dept.
  • Deputies investigate double shooting. Photo courtesy Stanislaus Sheriff's Dept.
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MODESTO - A shooting outside of a birthday party leaves one person dead and another injured Saturday night.

The shooting occurred around 7:30 p.m. in the 400 block of Briggs Ave. Sheriff's deputies received several calls of shots fired from outside of a home where a party was taking place, says Sgt. Anthony Bejaran.

When deputies arrived they learned from witnesses that an SUV had stopped in front of the home and an argument began between the men in the SUV and some people attending the party. The argument escalated and gunfire was exchanged between the men.

Deputies arrived to the home to find that an 18-year-old male attending the party was shot. Though his condition is not know, his injuries are said to be non life-threatening.

The SUV connected to the shooting was later located in the area of California Ave. and Martin Luther King Dr. by a Modesto Police officer. The officer approached the vehicle and found that a 21-year-old Patterson man inside the car had been shot. He was transported to the hospital where he later died.

The remaining individuals in that vehicle were detained for questioning.

The investigation remains in its early stages and detectives are still working to determine what led up to the incident, but the shooting is believed to be gang related.

No arrests have been made at this time.



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