Shooting at home garage leaves 4 injured in Modesto
MODESTO (AP) — Police in Modesto say three men and a woman were shot while sitting inside a closed garage after someone shot through the door.
The Modesto Bee reports Tuesday officials say three of the victims have non-life threatening injuries and one is in serious condition.
Officials say emergency crews were called Monday night to the Modesto home on a report of a shooting.
No information on motive or possible suspect or suspects has been released.
▶COUGAR MAKES RARE SUCCESSFUL CROSSING OF LA-AREA FREEWAY:
THOUSAND OAKS (AP) — The National Park Service says researchers have documented a rare case of a cougar from the Santa Monica Mountains successfully crossing U.S. Highway 101 to an area less hemmed in by Southern California sprawl.
The service said Tuesday it’s only the fifth known crossing of the major freeway in more than 15 years of study. The mountain lion went through an underground culvert near where officials are planning to build a wildlife bridge over the freeway.
The adult male dubbed P-64 crossed through the culvert on February 28 about 45 miles (72 kilometers) west of downtown Los Angeles and is roaming the Santa Susana Mountains.
Male mountain lions need vast territories but the fragmented wilderness of the Santa Monica Mountains and the massive barrier of the 101 is a significant hindrance to dispersal.
▶FRESNO PROSECUTOR SEEKS DEATH PENALTY IN QUADRUPLE KILLING:
FRESNO (AP) — A district attorney in the San Joaquin Valley says she will seek the death penalty against a 39-year-old man charged with killing four people last April.
Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp said Tuesday she reached the decision after an extensive review of the case and of Kori Muhammad’s behavior before, during and after he allegedly shot three men at random on April 18. Muhammad is also charged with the killing of a motel security guard five days earlier.
A Fresno County judge in January rejected Muhammad’s arguments that he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and was not sane at the time of the shootings.
Muhammad pleaded not guilty to four counts of murder after the judge found him fit to stand trial.
▶MAN WHO SHOT DEER IN LOS ANGELES SUBURB PLEADS NO CONTEST:
PASADENA (AP) — A Southern California man caught on camera shooting a deer with a bow and arrow within a suburban foothill community has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office says Michael Rodriguez was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days of community service following his plea to one count of possessing wildlife taken unlawfully. He also received three years’ probation, during which time he’s barred from hunting.
A homeowner in Monrovia said his surveillance camera recorded footage showing a man shooting the deer near his house in September.