Two people were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries after being shot in Modesto on Thursday afternoon, police said.
The shooting occurred on the 400 block of Oak Street, southwest of Maze Boulevard and South Martin Luther King Drive.
Calls to 911 were made shortly after noon, Modesto Police Department spokesman Sgt. Kalani Souza said. Officers, firefighters and ambulance crews responded and found two males in their late teens suffering wounds that were not life-threatening, he said.
The victims and witnesses were uncooperative with officers, Souza said. A man overheard talking on a cell phone near the scene was telling someone that one victim was shot in the ankle.
A 24-year-old woman who lives on Oak Street, said she saw a white SUV slowly enter the dead-end street and pass her house. She heard popping noises from a few doors down, and then the vehicle turned and quickly drove off, she said.
At first, she thought the noises were fireworks, she said, but then heard a man say he'd been shot.
Souza said some witnesses described a white SUV, others a white van.
The sergeant said investigators do not believe the shooting was random, so the greater community is not considered at risk.
Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact the Modesto Police Department at 209-572-9500 or Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers at at 209-521-4636. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tips also can be submitted via www.stancrimetips.org, or download the P3 app on your mobile device.