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Modesto stroller shooting suspect arrested in Delhi

A 19-year-old who allegedly shot a man who was pushing a baby stroller in Modesto was arrested in Merced County late Monday night, according to reports.

Travis Stephenson was taken into custody in Merced County at about 10:30 p.m. Monday, police Sgt. Craig Plante told KCRA.com.

Following leads, investigators tracked Stephenson to a home in Delhi, according the KCRA.com. They surrounded the house, and Stephenson surrendered at about 10:30 p.m.

The Merced County Sheriff's Department's SWAT Team assisted Modesto police with the operation, searching a home around 11:30 p.m. on the 14000 block of South Avenue in Delhi, according to Tom MacKenzie, sheriff's spokesman. MacKenzie said investigators were searching for a second possible suspect inside the house, although none was found.

The shooting victim, in his 30s, was taken to a Modesto hospital and underwent surgery Monday afternoon. He was listed in critical condition. Authorities did not release his name or the hospital's to ensure his protection.

The shooting occurred about 11:15 a.m. on Monday at Santa Rosa and La Loma avenues. At least three shots were fired from a silver Honda sedan that approached the couple and the baby. The father suffered three gunshot wounds to the upper body, police said.

A bullet pierced the stroller, but the baby and his mother were not injured. The baby is less than a year old, police said.

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