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Woman shot in gang related feud on Morgan

The 29-year-old woman was outside the house when suspects sprayed .40 caliber rounds at the house. She was struck below her left clavicle and was treated at a local hospital where she was listed in stable condition as of press time.

Ceres Police Department Sgt. Jose Berber said it's believed that a male resident of the house was having a feud with Miguel Amaya, 29, of Modesto. The two had an encounter earlier in the day at a Hatch Road business. Amaya followed him to his home on Morgan Road, where an argument ensued. Amaya was accompanied by Saul Amaya, 27, and Juan Corrilo, 18, both of Modesto.

As the argument heated up, a female inside the house heard the commotion and stepped outside when Miguel Amaya allegedly fired several shots using a .40 caliber handgun. Investigators do not believe the female victim was the intended target for the gun fire; however, the motive is still being investigated.

Several rounds struck the house.

Investigators interviewed witnesses and followed tips to an apartment in the 2900 block of Third Street in Ceres. At about 8 p.m., Miguel Amaya and the alleged co-conspirators were apprehended as they attempted to leave the Third Street address.

The Ceres SWAT Team served a search warrant at the home after the arrest however no evidence was found in connection to the shooting.

Miguel Amaya was arrested and booked at the Stanislaus County Jail for attempted murder. Saul Amaya and Juan Corrilo were booked on accessory charges. Saul Amaya received an additional charge for violation of parole.

Police say occupants of the house have gang affiliations and the house has been the target of two prior drive-by shootings in the past two years.

Detectives served a search warrant around midnight and made arrests in the shooting.

Detectives are asking anyone with any information on the shooting to contact Detective Perry at 538-5730 or the Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers at 1-866-60-CRIME, or by texting tips to 274637 with "TIP704" in the wording.