The body of a man was discovered in an alley off McHenry Avenue early Saturday morning, authorities said.
Modesto police were called to the alley behind the Hope Chest at 1241 McHenry Ave., where they found a white man believed to be in his late 40s to early 50s dead from an apparent gunshot, according to Modesto police Sgt. Rick Armendariz.
Homicide investigators were at the scene throughout the morning.
Police ask anyone with information about this shooting to call Det. Rick House at 572-9551. They can also 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.
We'll have more information on the story as it develops.