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One man shot in Turlock altercation

School locked down as precaution

POSTED January 21, 2014 7:05 p.m.

An argument between multiple individuals turned violent Tuesday afternoon, resulting in one man being shot and a Turlock elementary school put on lockdown.

One man was injured in the Tuesday afternoon incident. The Turlock Police Department did not release the man’s age. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The shooting was reported at 4:13 p.m. Tuesday by several people calling 911 and reporting shots had been fired in the area of Spruce Street and South Avenue.

The victim was with two other individuals who were arguing with at least one person in a vehicle. Someone inside the vehicle pulled out a gun, striking the one man and sending the other two running.

The victim ran to a nearby home, where he was found by emergency personnel.

The shooter fled the scene in a late 90s or early 2000s Honda, according to the police department. A suspect description was not available.

The shooting happened in proximity to Wakefield Elementary School, which was put on lockdown for about 20 minutes while the area was searched for the suspect. The lockdown was purely precautionary and at no time was the suspect on the campus, said Turlock Police Lt. Ron Reid.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective Brandon Bertram at 664-7323. Callers can also leave an anonymous tip at Crime Stoppers at 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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