A 23-year-old man turned up with gunshot wounds near the downtown Save Mart on Monday evening, Modesto police said.
The man, who was shot in his upper back, was taken to a hospital about 8 p.m., officer Jon Griffith said.
The man was expected to be released shortly.
Officers were trying to pinpoint where the shooting took place, but it was not far from the grocery store at 1801 H St., Griffith said.
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He added that the victim was "somewhat cooperative."