Police are seeking the public's help in helping to identify the person who shot a 17-year-old male in the chest as he was getting into his vehicle in the 1900 block of Hollister Street on Saturday evening.
The shooting took place at 10:22 p.m. When police arrived officers found the victim sitting in a chair and clutching his chest where the bullet entered. Officers rendered aid until paramedics arrived to whisk him off to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. He was listed in stable condition with a collapsed lung.
Police said the victim had left the house and was getting into his vehicle when another car rolled up and fired shots at the teen.
Anyone with information to assist in the investigation is urged to call Ceres Police detectives at 538-5727.
Police also reported the following other incidences:
• GUN FOUND ON SUSPICIOUS MAN - The suspicions of neighbors in the 2600 block of Glasgow Drive about a man who was milling in the area proved worthy when they called police and a gun was found on him.
At 3 p.m. on Thursday, someone called 911 about the suspicious man on a bike checking out area to possibly commit burglaries. Police found Andre Jordan, 25, drinking from a garden house in the front yard at 1538 Cody Court. The officers felt uncomfortable about Jordan and began patting him down for weapons. Jordan, said the officer, began to move his body around as if to avoid detection of an item. The officer grabbed Jordan and located a loaded .40-caliber Smith and Wesson hand gun stolen from a home in Ceres.
Jordan was arrested on charges of possession of a concealed handgun and possession of stolen property.
• ROUNDS STRIKE DONNA WAY HOUSE - Seven rounds from a 9 mm handgun struck a house Friday in the 1900 block of Donna Way, an area commonly known as the Ceres Farm Labor Camp near Ceres High School.
Police were called at 12:47 a.m. An officer discovered seven rounds had struck one house with one round passing all the way through the wall. The three adults and child inside the house were not injured.
Some 9 mm casings were found outside the house.
No witnesses have come forth. Anyone with information to assist in the investigation is urged to call Ceres Police detectives at 538-5727.
• TRUCK STOLEN AND TORCHED - A company truck stolen from the temporary construction yard at Morgan Road and Whitmore Avenue Monday evening was later found ablaze a short distance away.
Ceres Police Lt. Brent Smith said that the job site has been servicing a PG&E pipeline replacement west of Highway 99. An alarm company alerted police to a breach at the site and a company employee verified that a vehicle had been taken.
At 530 a.m. Tuesday the stolen vehicle was set ablaze and abandoned near the railroad tracks off on Moffet at Highway 99. Police have no suspects.