Police: Two men shot, injured in Ceres

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Investigators now wish to speak to the driver of the victims’ vehicle, after discovering both the 19-year-old and the 19-year-old men who were shot were in the same car with a third unidentified man.

Authorities said that the three men were sitting in the vehicle near Strawberry Fields Park when another vehicle pulled up next to the victims’ car and began firing.

The vehicle then moved forward and stopped in the road, and its occupants fired again at the victims’ car, police said.

During the incident, the 18-year-old was in the backseat of the car and was struck numerous times, while the 19-year-old was sitting in the front and was shot once in the elbow, police added.

The driver of the victims’ vehicle then fled to Don Pedro Road, where they dropped off the 18-year-old “in hopes he would get medical attention,” according to authorities.

At this time, there is no suspect vehicle description or suspect description to provide.


CERES, Calif. (KTXL) — Police are investigating after two men were shot Monday evening in Ceres.

Police responded to reports of a man with gunshot wounds laying in the front yard of a house along Don Pedro Road at 8:53 p.m. The 18-year-old, who has not yet been identified, had been shot several times in his upper and lower body, police said.

The man then underwent surgery and is currently recovering in the ICU, police added.

Police discovered that the man had been shot while at Strawberry Fields Park, and while there, officers found shell casings and other evidence.

While investigating, a second man who had been shot was taken to a hospital in Turlock, authorities said. The 19-year-old man, who has also not been identified, had a gunshot wound to the elbow.

Both men’s medical statuses are currently unknown.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information may contact Detective Matt Berlier at 209-538-5616.

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