Stanislaus County sheriff's officials on Thursday were looking for a "person of interest" in the death of a 38-year-old man who was shot in an apparent gang-related attack in late November in south Modesto.
Jose Hurtado of Modesto was shot Nov. 22 and died five days later at a hospital, said sheriff's Detective Darwin Hatfield.
While detectives believe the shooting was gang-related, Hatfield said, Hurtado did not appear to have any gang affiliation.
Detectives have talked to several witnesses, but they still are asking the public for more information about the shooting.
The detectives declined to release any information about the investigation's "person of interest."
"That would definitely hamper the investigation," Hatfield said.
The shooting occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of Inyo Avenue, west of Crows Landing Road and north of West Whitmore Avenue.
Sheriff's officials said Hurtado had stepped outside a family member's home and was by his car on the road's shoulder when he was shot.
Sheriff's spokesman deputy Andrew Winter has said the attack did not appear to be a drive-by shooting.
Sheriff's officials ask anyone with information about this shooting to call Detective Frank Soria at 525-7080 or Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Tipsters can e-mail tips through the Crime Stoppers Web site, www.modestopolice.com/CrimeStoppers, or text tips to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus a message. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward.