Man shot while walking by Modesto park

An 18-year-old man walking near Mellis Park was shot in the leg late Monday afternoon, authorities said.

The man told Modesto police that he was walking by the west Modesto park on California Avenue when he heard a pop and immediately felt a burning in his leg, according to Sgt. Rick Armendariz.

He called his brother, who took him to a nearby hospital, where he was questioned by police.

Before being released, Armendariz said the victim “was somewhat evasive and not too cooperative” when talking to police.

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