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Modesto police quickly arrest suspect after man is shot in leg

Watch police detain shooting suspect in Modesto

Police in Modesto, CA, arrested a man suspected of shooting another man in the leg on East Orangeburg Avenue on Friday, April 12, 2019.
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Police in Modesto, CA, arrested a man suspected of shooting another man in the leg on East Orangeburg Avenue on Friday, April 12, 2019.

Modesto police arrested a man suspected of shooting another man in the leg Friday night on East Orangeburg Avenue.

Officers quickly detained the suspect after the shooting was reported at about 6:40 p.m., Sgt. Eric Schuller said at the scene. It happened in or near the shopping center in the northwest corner of Orangeburg Avenue and Coffee Road.

The victim went by ambulance to a hospital for treatment. Neither he nor the shooter was identified.

Details on why the shooting happened were not available.

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