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SACRAMENTO – A 17-year-old boy was hospitalized after being shot in the chest in Ceres Saturday night.

Ceres Police spokesperson Carissa Higginbotham said officers responded to a call of a drive-by shooting at 10:21 p.m. on the 1900 block of Hollister St.

Arriving officers found the shot teen and provided medical aid at the scene. The victim was then transported to a local hospital for the life-threatening wound. His condition was later upgraded to stable, Higginbotham said.

The suspects were described as two men in a brown four-door vehicle, possibly an Acura or Honda. Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about the suspects is encouraged to contact Detective Derek Perry: (209) 538-5730, derek.perry@ci.ceres.ca.us. Anonymous tips can also be reported to Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers at 1-866-60-CRIME or by text message to "274637" with TIP704 in the wording. Tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward.

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