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Update: Modesto police investigating shooting death at a Coffee Road strip mall

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A man was killed and a suspect arrested in a shooting Friday night in the parking lot of a strip mall on Coffee Road, according to Modesto police.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a person shooting a firearm in the parking lot of 1501 Coffee, near Coolidge Avenue, just before 9 p.m., according to Sgt. Kalani Souza. Radio traffic indicated the shooting was just outside a Mexican food restaurant.

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Ceres shooting victim expected to survive. Subject in Dodge pickup sought

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The person shot multiple times near the Hatch Road exit of Highway 99 on Friday night in Ceres is expected to survive, a Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said Sunday morning.

Deputies were dispatched about 8:42 p.m. Friday to assist Ceres police officers on a report of a person shot, sheriff’s Sgt. Luke Schwartz said.

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‘Not a homicide,’ Modesto police say of death of woman found in car in church parking lot

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The death of a woman found in a car in the parking lot of a Modesto church on Saturday afternoon is “not a homicide,” a Modesto Police Department spokesman said Sunday.

It is “classified as a death investigation at this point and will stay as such unless an autopsy says otherwise,” Sgt. Kalani Souza said in a text message to The Bee on Sunday afternoon after the Police Department posted about the case on social media.

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Fire breaks out at Stanislaus County Fair building. Cause under investigation

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An early morning fire broke out in a structure at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, damaging one of the fair buildings.

At around 3:20 a.m. Wednesday, Modesto firefighters were dispatched to what was initially reported as a “tent fire” on the 800 block of Soderquist Road at the fairgrounds, according to the department’s daily incident report.

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