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Woman, 44, wounded in shooting
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A Walnut Avenue women was shot in the face Wednesday evening when someone walked up to her house and fired a shot through the front window.

Anaceli Arroyo, 44, was rushed to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto for treatment of a wound on the right side of her face caused by either bullet fragments or flying glass. She is expected to fully recover.

"We don't know what caliber was used," said Lt. Brent Smith of the Ceres Police Department. "But a shot was heard so it was likely a handgun."

The shooting took place in the 1700 block of Walnut Avenue at 9:13 p.m. when a Latino male walked up to the victim's front door, knocked and then shot at the woman when she peeked through the window to see who was there. The shooter then ran off.

No suspects were identified but the shooting is possibly gang related. The suspect was described as a teenager between the ages of 14 and 18.

As officers were investigating the shooting, police dispatchers received a 911 call at 11:45 p.m. from the 2000 block of Walnut Avenue about another shooting at a second house. Police found a small window on the side of the house was hit with a .22-caliber type round lodged in the metal stove hood. Nobody inside the home was injured. There were also no witnesses.

Police have not made a connection between the two shootings.

Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call Detective Sgt. Rob Robbins at 538-5727 or Crime Stoppers at 521-4636 (or 521-INFO). Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward to persons who can provide information that leads to the arrest and conviction of suspects. All calls are strictly anonymous with a system in place to anonymously pay out cash rewards.