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Child killed in drive-by shooting in central California

October 30, 2017

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Detectives in central California are investigating what led to a drive-by shooting that killed a 5-year-old boy and wounded a 6-year-old boy over the weekend.


The Modesto Bee reports the boys appeared to have been among a group of people standing outside a home Saturday night when gunfire erupted.


Modesto Police spokeswoman Heather Graves says authorities performed life-saving measures on the 5-year-old boy, but he was pronounced dead at a local hospital.


Graves says the 6-year-old boy was taken to a hospital by his family and that the he has not life-threatening injuries.


She says detectives have not identified any suspects in the deadly shooting and that a motive for the violent attack has not been determined.

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