Modesto Police Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting

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MODESTO -- Police in Modesto are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened near a shopping center on Oakdale Road and Lancey Drive.

It was not immediately known what led to the shooting.

“What transpired before the shooting took place is still under investigation,” said Heather Graves with the Modesto Police Department.

Police said the suspect was taken to the hospital. The suspect's condition is not known.

No one else was hurt in the incident, police said.

Witnesses told FOX40 they heard at least seven shots.

The suspect was seen inside a black Infiniti around the time of the incident.

Investigators say the shooting had nothing to do with the stores in the shopping center. And it wasn't the aftermath of a pursuit.

“It’s sad, it’s the times we’re living in right now, you know people are trying to get away with a lot of things and apparently this person didn’t get away with what they did," said Tommy Thompson of Modesto.

The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave.

Monday morning's incident was the second officer-involved shooting in Modesto in the last two days. Early Sunday morning, Stanislaus County sheriff's deputies shot a man in a rural part of Modesto while responding to a domestic violence call.

Oakdale Road heading south at Lancey Drive will be shut down for several hours as officials continue their investigation.


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