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Teen shot in Turlock park
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A 19-year-old man walking through a Turlock park late Friday night was shot in the leg by an unknown assailant.

The gunshot wound was to the leg and is not considered life-threatening.

Investigators with the Turlock Police Department had few leads to follow in the shooting, partially because the victim has been uncooperative.

The shooting was initially reported as the sounds of shots fired around 11 p.m. Friday at Columbia Park in the 600 block of Columbia Street.

The victim told detectives he was walking through the park when he heard someone whistle from a vehicle driving by and then multiple shots were fired, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

One bullet struck the victim in the leg.

Officers were rushing to the scene when one officer spotted a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was stopped and the occupants detained, but it was determined they were not involved in the shooting, and were actually friends of the victim, Lewis said.

It was discovered that the victim had been in the vehicle and they were leaving the scene when officers started circling the neighborhoods surrounding the park. The victim got out of the car before it was stopped by Turlock Police officers.

The driver of the vehicle, Carlos Flores, 19, was arrested for a Modesto Police Department misdemeanor warrant.

The assailant(s) and the vehicle being driven in the shooting were not located.

The victim did not provide a description of the vehicle.