Police shooting being investigated at Modesto Walgreens

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Police say the passenger of a vehicle that was pulled over by Modesto officers was shot and wounded.

Just before 4 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle near West Roseburg and McHenry avenues, according to police.

Modesto police released this photo of the handgun they say the passenger had in his possession when he was chased by officers.

Modesto police say a passenger from the vehicle got out of the car and went into the nearby Walgreens.

When officers went into the store and confronted the passenger, police say he ran. During the chase, he was shot by police.

According to the police department, the passenger had a handgun in the store but it’s unknown if he was holding it or fired it prior to police opening fire. A gun was recovered at the scene.

Modesto police detectives and the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the shooting.

Original story below:

MODESTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A person was shot by police near downtown Modesto Wednesday. 

The shooting happened just before 4 p.m. at the Walgreens on McHenry Avenue.

One person was shot and taken to a local hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening, according to Modesto police officials.

Officials said no officers were injured.

The shooting caused a heavy police presence on McHenry Avenue from Orangeburg Avenue to Five Points. 

Residents are urged to use different routes in order to avoid the area. 

Modesto police have not released any other information. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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