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Man accused of barricading himself in Modesto home after shooting now in custody

The man was taken into custody just after noon Monday.

MODESTO, Calif. — A Modesto man is in custody Monday afternoon after reports of a gun being fired in a home.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting around 2:15 a.m. on Mavis Court. The man suspected of shooting the gun barricaded himself inside the house, according to the Modesto Police Department.

People in the home and nearby neighbors were evacuated, and SWAT and crisis negotiators came to the scene in an attempt to make contact with the man.

Police say he was taken into custody peacefully around 12:30 p.m.

"After some time of trying to establish communication with the subject inside the house, he eventually came out of the house (and) was compliant with officers. He was taken into custody at that time," said Modesto Police Officer Adam Foster.

No injuries were reported and Foster said they do not know the man's motive or reason for firing a gun.

However, family members of the man in his sixties told ABC10 that extended family were staying on the property and he wanted them to go. When they did not, he opened fire, family members said.

Modesto Police say a mental evaluation will be conducted.

The exact charges the suspect faces are still pending.

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