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Update: Three shot – two critically injured – during show at central Modesto club

Three people shot at Modesto’s Tilted Turtle nightclub during rap show

Three people were shot – two critically injured – at a rap show at the Tilted Turtle Bar & Grill in Modesto, CA, on Sunday, April 21, 2019.
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Three people were shot – two critically injured – at a rap show at the Tilted Turtle Bar & Grill in Modesto, CA, on Sunday, April 21, 2019.

Updated story ==> Man, woman are critically wounded at ‘packed’ Modesto nightclub, police say

Original story:

Three people were shot early Sunday morning at a nightclub in central Modesto, authorities said.

The shooting occurred at the Tilted Turtle Bar & Grill at 710 N. Ninth St., Lt. Jason Grogan of the Modesto Police Department said. It was reported at 12:34 a.m.

Grogan said when officers arrived, they found two victims. Both are in critical condition at a Modesto-area hospital. A third victim with nonlife-threatening wounds arrived at a hospital a short time later via a private vehicle.

Grogan said he could not release information about the victims — gender or ages — and that detectives had no suspects. He said the department would likely be sending out more information about the incident later Sunday.

According to a flier, there was a “420 Music Festival” scheduled, and purported video from the scene shows a crowd of at least 100 people gathered at the establishment listening to a rapper when five shots went off. Chaos ensued.

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Crime scene personnel were busy Sunday morning after three people were shot inside the Tilted Turtle Bar & Grill at 710 N. Ninth Street in Modesto, CA, on Sunday, April 21, 2019. Brian Clark bclark@modbee.com

A witness outside of the bar at the time of the shooting said they also heard shots outside as several people began running, hopping over fences and fleeing the scene. Several vehicles sped away as officers began blanketing the area.

Among those scheduled to play were hip-hop rap artist 3rd World Lil Blood. It was not immediately known which rapper or group was performing at the time of the shooting. Also on the flier scheduled to perform were Young Chop and Oakland-based Ally Cocaine.

The Bee will have more on this breaking story as soon as information becomes available.

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