Child killed in Modesto drive-by shooting

A 5-year-old is the victim of what appears to be a fatal drive-by shooting in Modesto Saturday night, according to Modesto police.

A five-year-old is the victim of what appears to be a fatal drive-by shooting in Modesto Saturday night, according to Modesto police.

The shooting was reported off of Lake Park Court just before 10:00 p.m. Saturday. 

Modesto police later tweeted just after 12:30 a.m., reporting the five-year-old had succumbed to his injuries.

Witnesses in the area said another child was shot and taken to a local hospital by family, police said. Officers contacted the family and determined the six-year-old's injuries to be non-life threatening.

Lisa Reyes lives next door to the home where shots were fired at. She says she was home and heard several shots then ran outside. 

The five-year-old boy was a classmate of her granddaughter and family friend, Reyes said. 

“He loved football," Reyes said. 

Early information suggests the victims were among a couple of groups of people gathered in front of a home when they were shot, police said.

Suspects have not been identified, nor has a motive, according to police.

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