Deputies respond to shooting that wounds man in Empire

Stanislaus County Sheriff’s vehicle
Stanislaus County Sheriff’s vehicle

A man was shot and wounded Wednesday night in Empire, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department reported.

The victim was sitting in his parked vehicle at Yosemite Boulevard and Church Street at about 7:30 p.m. when he was approached by the suspect, according to Sgt. Josh Clayton.

The suspect, who the victim told authorities he doesn’t know, began yelling and shooting at him.

The victim was struck in the arm and chest but is expected to survive, Clayton said.

No suspect information was available Thursday.

John Holland covers breaking news and has been with The Modesto Bee since 2000. He has covered agriculture for the Bee and at newspapers in Sonora and Visalia. He was born and raised in San Francisco and has a journalism degree from UC Berkeley.