Man killed in N. Modesto home

Police talk to several people at the scene

April 7, 2009 

Modesto police sealed off this home on Zeeland Court on Tuesday, April 7, 2009, after the body of a male homicide victim was discovered. (Brian Ramsay/The Modesto Bee)

EVENING UPDATE: Authorities have not been able to confirm the identity of a man who was fatally shot at a North Modesto house Tuesday morning, police said this afternoon.

The Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office has not verified the man’s name or located his next of kin, said police spokesman Sgt. Brian Findlen.

Police don’t know whether the man lived at the house, which neighbors said was a rental.

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A man was fatally shot in a north Modesto house early Tuesday, police said.

Police say the man was in his 30s. They are not releasing his name because his family has not been notified, said police spokesman Sgt. Brian Findlen.

Police responded to the 2000 block of Zeeland Court, just east of Prescott Road, to investigate a reported shooting about 6:15 a.m, Findlen said. Police found the victim inside the home. Paramedics began lifesaving efforts at the scene.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police questioned several people who were in the house at the time of the shooting, Findlen said. No arrests have been made.

It's not known whether the victim lived at the house, Findlen said.

Property records show that a South San Francisco man has owned the house since 2001. He could not be reached for comment.

Police ask anyone with information about the shooting to call the Modesto Police Department at 572-9500 or Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Tipsters can text information to Crime Stoppers by sending a text message to 274637. Type "TIP704" along with the message.

Bee staff writer Leslie Albrecht can be reached at lalbrecht@modbee.com or 578-2378.

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