Crime

Modesto police investigate assault at Kansas Avenue business

Modesto police responded Tuesday afternoon to an assault at a Kansas Avenue business that left the victim in serious condition.

Few details were available about the assault, reported at about 2:15 p.m. on the 1000 block of Kansas, just west of Emerald Avenue, including the gender of the adult victim, whether a weapon was used or a description of the suspect or suspects.

The investigation prompted the closure of the parking lot for businesses that include a building contractor, an adult bookstore, a hair salon and a window company.

“When officers arrived they located an adult victim,” the Modesto Police Department said in a Facebook post. “The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. “

As of 8 p.m., the police Crime Scene Unit van was parked in the still-closed lot and officers were going in and out of Liberty Adult Books.

People with information about the assault can call Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636.

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