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Shooting suspect continues to elude capture
Approximately 40 police officers made a Thursday morning sweep of four locations in Ceres looking for the teen who shot another teenager outside of Central Valley High School on Nov 18. But they came away empty handed.

Four search warrants were served simultaneously at 7:30 a.m. with Ceres Police joined by the Sheriff's Department and Modesto Police. The 40 officers were searching for the suspect in the case, Enrique Garcia, 18, as well as evidence relating to the shooting.

"Detectives have removed some evidentiary items from some of these locations but they are not releasing information on these specific items," said Sgt. Allen McKay. "At this time no arrests have been made relative to these search warrants."

Garcia is wanted for gunning down a 19-year-old night Ceres Adult School student following an argument. Francisco Ramero, was shot three times in front of the school at Central and Service. The shooting occurred at approximately 8:50 p.m.

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

The shooting is believed to have been gang related, said McKay.

McKay gave this scenario leading up to the shooting: Ramero and the suspect had a stare-down at the campus a night prior to the shooting. On Nov. 14 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. Garcia then fled on foot.

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