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Modesto police are investigating a shooting near Modesto Junior College late Thursday morning in which a 51-year-old man later died.

Modesto Police Department spokesperson Heather Graves said Kirk Lund was found suffering from a gunshot wound on the 1300 block of Leonard Avenue at 11:14 a.m. He was transported to an area hospital but did not survive.

According to preliminary information, the victim may have been shot during an attempted robbery.

The suspected gunman was found walking a few blocks away at Coldwell Avenue and Tully Road and taken into custody, Graves said. His name was not released.

Graves said a handgun was located near where the suspect was caught.

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