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Update: Man shot to death outside east Modesto bar at Oakdale Road and Sylvan Avenue

Modesto Police investigate shooting on Oakdale Road

Modesto police are investigating a shooting in east Modesto, California, on Sunday night. The incident occurred at or near the CR2 bar. It sits to the south of the Stop n’ Save Liquor & Groceries.
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Modesto police are investigating a shooting in east Modesto, California, on Sunday night. The incident occurred at or near the CR2 bar. It sits to the south of the Stop n’ Save Liquor & Groceries.

Police were investigating a deadly shooting in east Modesto on Sunday night.

Officers were called to the scene at the corner of Sylvan Avenue and Oakdale Road at about 9 p.m. on a report of a shooting at the CR2 Bar and Billiards, which is in the strip mall on the intersection’s southeast corner.

Both the victim, who later died from his injuries, and the suspect had been inside the bar, according to Sharon Bear, a spokeswoman for the Modesto Police Department.

There was later a dispute in the parking lot, and as the suspect drove away, a single shot was fired and struck the victim, Bear said.

Modesto police are investigating a shooting at or near the CR2 bar at Oakdale Road and Sylvan Avenue on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019.

CPR was performed at the scene before the victim, described only as an adult male, was taken to a nearby hospital.

There was no immediate description of the suspect or vehicle.

Bear also said it was unclear if the man shot was specifically targeted or if the shooter was just firing into a crowd.

The CR2 is part of the building attached to the Stop n’ Save Liquors & Groceries, which is to the north of the bar.

This was the third fatal incident in that property’s parking lot since late 2016..

The CR2 Bar was once home to the Shadow Lounge. There was a fatal stabbing in the parking lot in November 2016 after a fight began in the bar. One man died, and two others were injured.

Meanwhile, last Feb. 18, a body was discovered in a burning car in the parking lot on the strip mall’s southwest side. Detectives later presumed that death to be a suicide, determining there was no “outside involvement” in the incident.

Investigators asked anyone with information about Sunday night’s shooting to call Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636. Tipsters can send an e-mail through the Crime Stoppers website, stancrimetips.com. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

We’ll have more as information becomes available.

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Deke has been an editor and reporter with The Modesto Bee since 1995. He currently does breaking-news, education and human-interest reporting. A Beyer High grad, he studied geology and journalism at UC Davis and CSU Sacramento.
Editor Brian Clark has worked at The Modesto Bee since 1990. He’s worked in various departments, including sports, news and on the digital side for a decade before being promoted to editor in 2018. He’s a native of Berkeley and a graduate of San Diego State University. Prior to The Bee, Brian worked at the Turlock Journal and Las Vegas Review-Journal.
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