Gustavo Orosco, 06/01/2009

June 3, 2009 

Name: Gustavo Orosco, 19, of Manteca

Synopsis: One teenager died and another was injured in a June 1 shooting in Empire after a group of men approached them and asked if they were affiliated with a gang, a Stanislaus County sheriff's spokesman said. Deputy Royjindar Singh said Gustavo Orosco, 19, of Manteca was taken by an ambulance to a Modesto hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He said a 19-year-old Riverbank man was still at a hospital, where he was being treated for injuries that were not life-threatening. Sheriff's officials did not release his name, citing safety concerns. Detectives were seeking witnesses and did not have descriptions of the suspects, nor did they know how many people were involved. The shooting occurred about 10:50 p.m. at El Primo's Mariscos taco truck in the 4900 block of Yosemite Boulevard, in front of El Primo's Nightclub.

Motivation: Unknown

Suspect: Unknown

Sheriff's officials ask anyone with information about this shooting to call Detective Jon McQueary at 527-7099 or Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Tipsters can e-mail tips through the Crime Stoppers Web site, www.modestopolice.com/CrimeStoppers, or text tips to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus a message. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward.

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