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Modesto Man Wounded From Shotgun Blast

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A Modesto man was seriously injured after being shot at close range yesterday afternoon by a man with a sawed-off shotgun.

Modesto Police say 38 year-old Freddie Sutton was hit in the arm by the gun shot blast around 4 o´clock yesterday afternoon. The gunman, identified as 37 year-old Danny Lee Smith, also from Modesto, fled on foot and is still at large.

Investigators recovered the shotgun wrapped in a towel and buried under concrete in the back yard of a home on South Conejo Avenue.