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Gang bullets fatal in south Modesto
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A south Modesto shooting left one man dead Saturday morning and Sheriff's investigators scrambling to solve their 21st homicide case of the year.

Just after midnight shots were fired in the parking lot of El Paraiso Bar located at 1500 Crows Landing Road. When deputies arrived they found one shooting victim, Samuel Gallardo, 22, of Modesto. Gallardo was taken to a local hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries, believed to be fired in an act of gang warfare.

The suspects were described as Hispanic male adults around 18-25 years of age.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Detective Jon McQueary at 525-7099. Callers may also leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Tipsters can also e-mail tips at, or text them to CRIMES (274637) by typing "Tip704" plus the message and be eligible for a cash reward.