The man killed in a double shooting in a southwest Modesto neighborhood on Monday afternoon has been identified by police as 25-year-old Terelle Swearengin of Sacramento. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries, according to a news release from Police Department spokeswoman Heather Graves.
A second gunshot victim, a 22-year-old Modesto man, was also taken to a hospital, where he was treated for injuries that were not non-life threatening injuries.
The shootings occurred shortly before 4:30 p.m. Monday on the 800 block of Sutter Avenue.
A man in a vehicle shot at the victims, who were walking south on Sutter with two other men, Graves said. It has not been determined if there were any other people in the vehicle, Graves said. Police have not released any vehicle or suspect descriptions.
Detectives are piecing together the events that led to the shooting, Graves said, and a motive has not been established.
Anyone with any information on the shootings is asked to Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tipsters may also text information to Crime Stoppers at 274637. Just type “TIP704” along with your message.