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School Locked Down During Shooting Investigation

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MODESTO – Police investigated a shooting that wounded two people Friday afternoon.

The Shooting happened on Presidio Lane near Coleman Brown Park at about 1:41pm. Officers responded to a report of gunfire in the area and were later updated of a person down.

Arriving officers located a vehicle that had crashed into a fire hydrant and a home near Celeste Drive. According to Captain Brian Findlen, a victim was found in the vehicle suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The vehicle was described as a dark Acura. A second crime scene was located just north of where the car crash occurred.

Officers began providing care to the victim, who was rushed to a hospital. Findlen said moments later a second shooting victim arrived at a hospital.

Coleman Brown School was locked down during the investigation, but later re-opened. Officials said police resources were diverted to the school as a safety precaution.

The condition of the victims was not available Friday afternoon and there was no releasable suspect information.

Authorities encourage anyone with any information regarding the shooting to contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.

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Fire Burns Along San Joaquin River Near Newman

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NEWMAN – A brush fire burning along the San Joaquin River summoned a response from multiple fire crews Thursday.

At about 2:00pm firefighters responded to the area near Hills Ferry and River Roads for a report of a brush fire. Arriving fire crews requests more resources to the scene as the fire quickly grew.

By 2:30pm the fire had begun to burn on the east side of the San Joaquin River. Several trees, bushes, grass and at least one structure all caught fire.

Firefighters from Newman, West Stanislaus, Merced County, Mountainview and Woodland Avenue all responded to the scene. Newman Police and CHP officers provided traffic control.

No cause was available Tuesday afternoon.

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Firefighters Respond to Brush Fire

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STANISLAUS COUNTY – Firefighters from Salida and Escalon responded to a vegetation fire on Carver Road Tuesday night.

The fire was reported shortly after 10:00pm on Carver Road just north of Ladd Road. Neighbors in the area reported hearing a boom shortly before seeing flames burning into dry brush. One neighbor said it appeared the fire was growing quickly, but the response from firefighters was just as fast.

The fire burned on both sides of Carver Road and extended to a few acres. It was controlled in about an hour by fire crews. A cause was unavailable Tuesday night.

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Police Investigate Report of Stabbing

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MODESTO – Police responded to a report of a person stabbed Tuesday night near Downtown Modesto.

The report was dispatched shortly after 9:00pm to the area of Tenth and K Streets. Early reports indicate the victim was stabbed and fled to Cesar Chavez Park where he called for help.

Police, fire and medical personnel responded to the park where they located the victim. He appeared to have visible wounds and blood on his back. He was taken by ambulance for care.

Officers searched the area near where the stabbing was said to have occurred for any signs of a crime scene. A confirmed suspect description and circumstances surrounding the incident were not available at time of publication.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Modesto Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.

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