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Ceres Police are asking the public's help in tracking down the teen shooter who seriously wounded another teen at Central Valley High School on Tuesday evening, Nov. 18.

Enrique Garcia, 18, of Ceres, is wanted for shooting a 19-year-old night school student following an argument. Police hadn't located Garcia as of press deadline to execute an arrest warrant to charge him with attempted murder.

The victim, Francisco Ramero, was shot three times in front of the school at Central and Service. The shooting occurred at approximately 8:50 p.m. A conscious Ramero was rushed to a Modesto hospital for treatment of wounds that were reportedly non-life threatening.

Ceres Police Sgt. Allen McKay said the Ramero and Garcia were students in the same Ceres Adult School class.

"Certainly there is the possibility that this was gang related," said Ceres Police Sgt. Allen McKay.

McKay gave this scenario leading up to the shooting: Ramero and the suspect had a stare-down Monday evening at the campus which he described as "mad-dogging." On Tuesday at approximately 8:45 p.m., Ramero arrived at the school with three friends to pick up his homework. Ramero was confronted in the parking lot by Garcia, said McKay, and an argument ensued. Garcia produced a chrome semi-automatic handgun and shot seven times, hitting the Ramero three times - in the torso, right elbow and leg. The gunman then fled on foot.

Ramero was loaded up into the car that he arrived in and four occupants took off northbound into Ceres, possibly on their way to a Modesto hospital. However, on the way the driver stopped to let one of the riders out, then proceeded to drive as far as the Chevron gas station at Central and Whitmore avenues. The driver pulled up to the gas island and then fled on foot, leaving Ramero with one friend. The friend ran into the store to summon the clerk to call 911.

Anyone with information about the shooting or the suspect's whereabouts is urged to contact Ceres police detectives unit at 538-5727.