MODESTO, CA - Two male victims are at the hospital with life-threatening gunshot wounds after a fight escalated into a shooting Tuesday around 4:30 p.m.

Modesto police arrived at the scene to find a male victim in the front yard of the a residence on 2100 block of Palisade Avenue, Lt. Rick Armendariz said.

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The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment. While police were at the hospital, a car with the second victim arrived.

Armendariz said the victims and the suspect got into a verbal argument in the road when the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot the victims.

Both victims are in critical condition.

Armendariz said the suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male in his mid-teens or early 20s, wearing dark clothing.

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