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Modesto police seek 17-year-old boy in park shooting

Police are looking for a 17-year-old boy they say shot at a truck during a fight near a northwest Modesto park Monday, police said Tuesday.

No one was injured during the shooting, which took place just before 1:50 p.m. at Chrysler Park, 2700 Park Place.

Police say the altercation began in the 2100 block of Christine Street between a 21-year-old man and the 17-year-old. A family member intervened and the men agreed to continue fighting at the park, according to police Sgt. Brian Findlen.

Investigators believe the fight was about a woman, he said.

The 21-year-old Modesto man, accompanied by his uncle, drove northbound to the park in a red pickup followed by the 17-year-old and several others in a silver Chrysler 300, Findlen said.

When they arrived at the park, Findlen said, the pickup made a U-turn, passing the Chrysler on Park Place in front of the park.Investigators say the 17-year-old leaned out a window of the Chrysler and fired two rounds at the pickup. A bullet hit the truck’s left front tire.Authorities are trying to determine who was in the Chrysler, but they say they believe they know the identity of the teenager.

Investigators ask anyone who may have witnessed this incident to call Detective Terry Seese at the Central Valley Gang Impact Task Force at 538-5636 or Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Tipsters can e-mail tips via www.modestopolice.com/CrimeStoppers, or text them to 274637 (CRIMES) by typing "Tip704" plus the message. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Bee staff writer Emilie Raguso can be reached at eraguso@modbee.com or 578-2235.

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