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Teen shot in south Modesto

A teenage boy was shot and injured Tuesday afternoon as he walked along a street in south Modesto, police said.

The victim, who appeared to be in his late teens, was taken by ambulance to a hospital, said Sgt. Brian Findlen, a Modesto police spokesman. The teenager's injuries were serious but did not appear to threaten his life, Findlen said.

The shooting occurred about 4:40 p.m. in the 2500 block of Cartwright Court near Crater Avenue and north of West Hatch Road. The gunfire came from inside a gray sport utility vehicle. Police did not have any further information on the shooter.

Findlen said it was too early in the investigation to determine whether the shooting was gang-related.

Police ask anyone with information about this shooting to call 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" and a message. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward.

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