Modesto police responding to a report of shots fired during a fight found a teenager with a semiautomatic handgun.
According to Lt. Jolene Gonzales, police were called to the 1200 block of California Avenue at 12:30 a.m. Sunday. "Officers located two shotgun shells in the middle of the street," she said. "They also found an unoccupied white Acura with the windows smashed."
Officers stopped a car that was driving away; under the passenger's seat they found a 9 mm Ruger semiautomatic handgun. A 15-year-old in the car said the gun was his "because he thought it was cool to have," Gonzales said.