Rafael Gudino, 12/23/09

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Name: Rafael Gudino, 14, Modesto

Synopsis:Rafael Gudino, 14, of Modesto, was one of two teens shot the night of May 2, 2009. He and a 16-year-old boy were in a four-door car when they were shot near Vicksburg Street and Rouse Avenue. Police believe there was a third person in the car. Though Rafael was shot in the head, he had recovered enough to begin ninth grade at Modesto High School, his mother said. He took a turn for the worse in early December and was admitted to Children's Hospital Central California in Madera. He died Dec. 23.

Motivation:Sgt. Brian Findlen, a Modesto police spokesman, said investigators are confident the shooting is gang-related.

Suspect: The gunmen were described as two males wearing dark clothing. Police believe they were on foot.

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

If you would like to submit photos of this victim or have other information to share, please email crime@modbee.com.

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