Modesto, CA – At about 2:34 PM Sunday afternoon, dispatchers received a call of a shooting in the 100 Block of Lita Ct.

The preliminary investigation suggests there was an argument in the court. The argument escalated and gunfire erupted. Three individuals were struck by gunfire, and transported to area hospitals. One of the victims succumbed to their injuries.

Homicide detectives and crime scene technicians are currently processing the scene and obtaining statements. At this point in the investigation, the names of the victims are not being released.

Please note that this release is intended to be a brief summary of events based on preliminary information.

As we continue our investigation, we welcome any information that would help us better understand what took place.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Bolinger at 209-572-9500, or through Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Tipsters may also text information to Crime Stoppers at 274637. Just type “TIP704” along with your message.

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