A fifty-one year old man was fatally shot yesterday near Modesto Junior College (MJC) on Leonard Avenue, which is just north of the college, according to The Modesto Bee, on April 3. The victim was identified as Kirk Lund, 51, who was well-known by people who lived in the neighborhood. The suspect was arrested on Tully Rd., across from the MJC field.
The shooter threw the gun onto the roof of a convenience store as he was being chased. The name of the shooter has yet to be released and his motive for committing the heinous act is unknown at this time.
Lund was rushed to the hospital where he died. Lund was very well liked in his neighborhood and worked as a handyman. He fixed home appliances and leaky faucets and various other things in people's homes. When people moved out of apartments, he would clean them and make them marketable again.
A former work colleague of Lund's at a real estate company where Lund was a handyman, Alvin Prasad, described Lund as a "cool dude." Prasad stated:
“He’s a real cool dude. He always made time to come help my parents out and took care of whatever we needed.”
Police are investigating the incident to determine a motive. It is unknown when the name of the shooting suspect will be released nor why his name is being withheld currently.