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One shot in home invasion robbery

POSTED January 24, 2012 9:03 p.m.

An 18-year-old man was shot in the leg by four suspects ransacking a house in a search for drugs and cash, the Turlock Police Department reported.

The victim’s wound is considered non-life threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery, said Turlock Police Lt. Ron Reid.

The home invasion robbery and the shooting occurred just before 8 p.m. Friday at a residence in the 1900 block of Fifth Street.

The shooting victim and others at the home have not been very forthcoming with information about the incident, though investigators are following some leads, according to the police department.

The victim said four armed men broke into the home and one of them shot him in the leg. The victim was not fighting the suspects when he was shot, according to the police department.

The suspects fled with an unknown haul from the robbery. Several potential witnesses also left the residence before officers arrived, Reid said.

Investigators found evidence of narcotics at the home, but the victim claimed to not know of any motive for targeting the residence. The victim said he did not know the suspects or the names of the individuals at the home who fled.

To contact Sabra Stafford, e-mail sstafford@turlockjournal.com or call 634-9141 ext. 2002.

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