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Suspect shot, wounded by police officer

A Modesto police officer shot and wounded a man Wednesday night during a confrontation in west Modesto, Lt. Ron Cloward reported.

The shooting occurred just before 10 p.m. at a small apartment complex in the 600 block of Leon Avenue, just north of Rouse Avenue and to the west of Municipal Golf Course.

The man who was shot did not appear to have serious wounds, Cloward said. The man was taken to a hospital for treatment. No other injuries were reported.

Three other suspects were arrested, Cloward said.

Few details of the incident were available at press time.

Officers from the Police Department's Street Crimes Unit were involved, Cloward said. It wasn't clear if anyone had fired at the officers or made other threatening acts.

Police sealed off Leon Avenue between Rouse and South avenues while the investigation continued. Some people came out of their homes to see what was happening.

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