Crime

2 shot to death near Modesto's Tuolumne River, authorities say

A man and woman were fatally shot near the Tuolumne River in Modesto on Sunday morning, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department reported.

Deputies were dispatched at 11:17 a.m. to a call of shots fired on the 600 block of River Road. While en route, deputies learned two people had been shot.

They arrived to find a man and woman with gunshot wounds. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The man was taken to Doctors Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries. Sheriff’s detectives believe both victims were homeless and had been living along the river.

A suspect was located at the scene and has been detained for questioning. Sheriff’s Department officials said there were no other suspects at this time.

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