Ricardo Vasques, 24, was the victim of a homicide in Mellis Park on Saturday, the Modesto Police Department announced Sunday.
No further information was released about a suspect in the shooting, which was reported at 11:24 a.m. near the baseball field at the park on Martin Luther King Drive.
When officers arrived, they found Vasques with gunshot wounds, police spokeswoman Heather Graves said. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died.
Investigators believe that Vasques was in a fight with the male suspect, Graves said. The suspect then left in a minivan, returned a short time later and shot the victim before fleeing, she said.
Never miss a local story.
The name of the suspect and the motive are still under investigation.
Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.