Two in Modesto shot in front of home

The Modesto BeeFebruary 12, 2013 

— Two men were shot Monday afternoon while sitting in lawn chairs in the front yard of a west Modesto home.

Police were dispatched to the 600 block of Placid Lane about 5:15 p.m. and found the two victims with injuries that were not life-threatening, according to Sgt. Terry Seese.

Officers collected shell casings from the back seat of a Honda parked in the driveway. There was a hole in the rear window where a bullet had penetrated.

The shooting appeared to have been a drive-by, but officers were interviewing multiple witnesses Monday evening, Seese said.

The victims, in their early 20s, were uncooperative with officers. One could be heard yelling at emergency workers from the ambulance. They were taken to a hospital for treatment.

Nearby James Marshall Elementary School was not in session during the shooting, but dozens of children played at the park north of the school.

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