MODESTO (CBS13) — Authorities say the person who was killed in a triple shooting in Modesto over the weekend was a 14-year-old girl.

The shooting happened early Saturday morning in the area of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Oak Street.

Modesto police say officers found that a car had been struck by gunfire. A total of four people – an 18-year-old woman, a 16-year-old boy, a 14-year-old girl and an 11-year-old girl – were inside the car.

Officers say the 14-year-old girl died at the scene. The 18 and 16-year-olds were also shot but were rushed to the hospital and are recovering.

The 11-year-old was not hurt in the shooting, police say.

Exactly what led up to the shooting is under investigation. No suspect information has been released.

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The name of the girl killed is not being released at this point in the investigation, police say.

Modesto City Schools confirmed the 12-year-old victim was a freshman at Modesto High School. The district is offering counseling and grief support to the victim’s family as well as students and staff.


By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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