Modesto police investigate shooting outside bar

A bar patron told Modesto police that a man who confronted him in a parking lot early Friday morning fired several shots as he ran back into the tavern. No one was injured but a bullet struck a parked car.

The incident happened just after the 2 a.m. closing of El Rodeo bar at 228 Maze Boulevard.

A 28-year-old Modesto man said he was standing near the parking lot when the assailant approached him and pulled a handgun from his waistband.

The victim described the suspect as a man about 18 to 20 years old and wearing dark clothing. He was last seen running north on Madison Street.

Police ask anyone who may have information regarding this incident to please call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tipsters can also text information to Crime Stoppers by sending a text message to 274637. Just type “TIP704” along with your message.