Two arrested in Meadows Avenue shooting

January 18, 2013 

— Two teenagers were arrested on suspicion of being involved in a shooting Thursday afternoon on Meadows Avenue, Merced police reported Friday.

No one was hurt in the incident.

The shooting was reported at 3:47 p.m. in the 3100 block of Meadows, according to Lt. Tom Trindad.

Officers were near Frankfort Court on another call when they reported hearing gunshots. Officer Jason Holl and Trindad responded.

When they arrived, two males took off running. After a short pursuit, Daniel Sanchez, 19, and a 17-year-old boy were taken into custody.

During the foot chase, two firearms were discarded, which officers found in the area where the pair were arrested. Several witnesses heard the gunshots, but didn't see the shooting. No shell casings or bullet holes were found, Trindad said.

Sanchez and the juvenile were arrested and booked on suspicion of illegal possession of firearms.

Police are asking anyone with any information to contact officer Joe Perez at (209) 385-6987, or the department's tipline at (209) 385-4725. The public can send information via anonymous text messages to police department by dialing "TIP411" (847411) and including the word "ComVIP" as the "keyword" in the text message.

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