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Saturday, 17 August 2019 18:59

Man Shot During Carjacking Attempt Critically Wounded

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Man Shot During Carjacking Attempt Critically Wounded

MODESTO - Police investigated a shooting that critically injured a man early Saturday morning during a carjacking attempt.

Authorities received a 911 call at about 4:00am Saturday reporting two males tried to carjack them at a McDonalds on the 1800 block of Prescott Road. The driver was able to get away from the area, and the victim called 911 to make a report.

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As police were responding to the area, the dispatch center received another call reporting the same two males attempting to carjack a vehicle nearby. As officers diverted to respond to the latest call, they received additional information that one suspect was armed with a gun and fired into the car. A 26 year old male passenger in the car was struck by the gunfire. He was rushed to the hospital and listed in critical but stable condition.

Police are investigating all possible leads and reviewing evidence to identify those responsible for the crime. The suspects are described as male, one wearing a dark colored sweatshirt and shorts, armed with a gun. The second was also a male wearing a light colored sweatshirt and dark pants.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Modesto Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.

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