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Officer Involved Shooting Investigated

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MODESTO – Police investigated an officer involved shooting Thursday afternoon on Entrada Way.

Sharon Bear, a police department spokeswoman, confirmed that authorities were investigating a shooting that happened at about 5:41pm, however no details were available early on.

Entrada Way was closed between Verano and East Orangeburg Avenues. Orangeburg Avenue was also closed between Christiansen Drive and Sonoma Avenue.

Detectives were on scene on Entrada Way investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting. An official at the scene did confirm that no officers were injured.

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.

Carlos Rodriguez is an Emmy Award winning photojournalist specializing in public safety and natural disasters. His passion for local news stems from a deep commitment to his community, with a selfless mission to inform the citizens of the valley. As he worked on assignment for 19 days at the devastating Camp Fire in Paradise, California, he spent most of his time helping survivors contact their loved ones to let them know they were ok. Carlos is a veteran of Univision, FOX, and Telemundo TV stations and a native of Modesto, California.

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Shooting Investigated on Pacific Avenue

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STOCKTON – Officers with the Stockton Police Department investigated a report of a person shot late Thursday morning near Sherwood Mall.

The shooting happened at about 10:45am in the mall’s parking lot. Early reports indicate at least one person was struck by gunfire. The area was taped off and surrounding roadways were closed to traffic.

An alert from San Joaquin Delta College read as follows:

“Mustang Alert!: Police Activity at Mall – Shooting across from Stockton campus at the mall. Suspects fled away from campus. Delta is safe. Avoid Pacific Avenue.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers can remain anonymous.

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Explosive Wildfire Burns Near Mariposa

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MARIPOSA – A fast moving wildfire tore through a mountainous community just north of Mariposa Friday Afternoon, as firefighters scrambled resources to the area.

The Oak Fire was reported at about 2:10pm near the area of Highway 140 and Carstens Road in Midpines. Within a short amount of time, the fire grew to over 1,000 acres. By midnight, FIRIS (a wildfire mapping aircraft service) had mapped the fire to approximately 5,712 acres with zero containment.

At least 1,300 structures in the area were threatened, and a total of 383 personnel were working the incident. Several evacuation orders were issued for areas affected by the fire.

The cause and origin of the fire was under investigation.

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Man, Woman Found Dead in South Modesto Home

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MODESTO – Authorities closed a section of Inyo Avenue as they investigated the deaths of a man and a woman Thursday morning.

Authorities closed off Inyo Avenue between Gutherie and Tulsa Streets early Thursday morning for a report of a person shot in a home. A man ran across the street to a neighbor’s home for help shortly after 5:00am saying he had been injured in the shooting. According to Sergeant Luke Schwartz with the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office, the incident appeared domestic in nature.

Crisis negotiators and SWAT teams responded to assist in the incident, while several neighboring homes were evacuated out of an abundance of caution, Sergeant Schwartz said.

Upon making entry, authorities found a man and woman in the home deceased. The initial victim was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and was said to be in critical condition.

Crimes against persons detectives and evidence technicians worked into the late morning to process the scene. Investigators were still working to positively identify the two deceased individuals located in the home.

Officials said there was no threat to public safety.

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