Shoot­ing at home garage leaves 4 in­jured in Modesto

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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.

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