A shooting just south of downtown Modesto on Monday afternoon led to one man being taken to a hospital and another to jail on drug and child endangerment charges. The gunman remained at large Tuesday.
At about 5:45 p.m., police and medical responders answered the report of a person being shot. A 40-year-old man was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the foot at a residence on the 200 block of Rosemont Avenue. A Modesto Fire Department incident summary said the shot caused major trauma.
Neighbors reported seeing a man leave the property carrying a large-caliber rifle, Modesto Police Department spokeswoman Heather Graves said.
At the residence, "we contacted a couple people, including Juan Rios-Magana, 50," Graves said. "He was washing blood off the driveway. We also contacted a 17-year-old. When clearing the house, we found inside a large amount of marijuana, some meth and a fraudulent Social Security card."
Evidence indicates drugs were being sold from the home, Graves said, and those contacted provided no information on the gunman.
Rios-Magana was arrested on possession of controlled substances for sale, child endangerment, forgery, destruction of evidence and using a minor to sell marijuana.
Bail was set at $50,000.
Anyone with information on the case is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward. Tipsters may also text information to Crime Stoppers at 274637 – just type "TIP704" along with the message.