Authorities on Friday arrested a 17-year-old boy suspected of being involved in a shooting Thursday in west Modesto near Modesto High School.
One shot was fired in the gang-related shooting, but nobody was injured, said Sgt. Brian Findlen, a Modesto police spokesman.
He said the teenager was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, shooting from a moving vehicle and home invasion robbery. Police did not release his name because he is a minor.
Police said they still are looking for the driver, who they suspect is Jose Villasenor, 20, of Modesto, shown above.
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Findlen said two groups of suspected gang members were involved in a fight near the Jack in the Box restaurant on Paradise Road when a gun was fired from a passing vehicle.
The suspected shooter was a passenger in a black Chevrolet S-10 pickup. About 11:20 a.m. on Friday, a Modesto police officer spotted a similar vehicle near Modesto High. Findlen said officers detained the 17-year-old after he was spotted standing near the 1996 Chevrolet S-10.
Investigators believe the teen is also one of the suspects in a May home invasion robbery in east Modesto, Findlen said.
Modesto police ask anyone with information about Villasenor's whereabouts to call the Central Valley Gang Impact Task Force at 538-5636 or Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Tipsters also can e-mail tips through the Crime Stoppers Web site, www.modestopolice.com/ CrimeStoppers, or text tips to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus your message.