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Gunman injures seven at house party in Central California, authorities say

A gunman opened fire during a large house party in Central California early Saturday, injuring seven people, two critically, authorities said.

The California Highway Patrol said officers were conducting a traffic stop in Manteca, northwest of Modesto, shortly after midnight when they heard several gunshots and saw people frantically running from the home.

Witnesses told officers that a man armed with a semiautomatic weapon showed up at the party and began shooting into the crowd, the San Joaquin Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Seven people were taken to the hospital. Two were critically injured and the other five were treated and released.

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No arrests have been made. The suspect’s identity and the motive for the attack have not been released.


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