Name: Alejandro Rangel
Synopsis: Authorities learned of the shooting at 1:53 a.m., when three men arrived at a hospital; each had gunshot wounds. The men said they had been shot while driving on Yosemite Boulevard near Riverside Drive, east of Mitchell Road. Rangel, 27, of Modesto was pronounced dead not long after midnight Monday. A 30-year-old man who was shot was in critical condition. The third victim, a 22-year-old from Modesto, was treated and released from the hospital.
Motivation: Authorities said they believe the shooting was gang-related.
Authorities ask anyone with information about this homicide to call Detective Dale Lingerfelt in the Crimes Against Persons unit at 572-9551 or Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Tipsters can e-mail tips on the Crime Stoppers Web site, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus the message. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.
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