A late Saturday shooting outside the Midway Market in the 1600 block of Midway Avenue in south Modesto claimed the life of Rafael Avina, 38.
Sheriff's Department deputies were notified of the shooting at approximately 11:30 p.m. When they arrived the victim was lying on the ground in front of the convenience store. Paramedics were unable to resuscitate the man and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detectives from the Sheriff's Department had no information on a suspect but collected evidence at the scene.
Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call Sheriff's Detective Jesse Tovar at 525-7080 or Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Tips may also be submitted by texting to 274637 by typing "Tip704" plus the message. Crime Stoppers callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.