One shot in Planada; deputies searching for suspects

rparsons@mercedsunstar.comJanuary 3, 2014 

— An argument in Planada erupted in gunfire Friday afternoon and at least one person was shot, the Merced County Sheriff’s Department reported.

The man, whose identity was not available, was taken to an area hospital. It was not clear how serious his injuries were, Deputy Delray Shelton told the Sun-Star.

Details were limited as the early stages of the investigation unfolded Friday afternoon.

No arrests have been made, the Sheriff’s Department said in a brief news release.

“At this time the motive to the shooting, involved victims and suspects are all unknown,” deputies said in the statement.

Deputies received numerous 911 calls around 1 p.m. reporting some type of argument in the area of Moreno Court that ended in gunfire.

Sheriff’s deputies have surrounded the area searching for the suspect or suspects and “secured” two homes, Shelton said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Merced County Sheriff’s Department at (209) 385-7445, call the Merced Area Crime Stoppers at (855) 725-2420 or go to www.mercedareacrimestoppers.org. Callers may remain anonymous.

More information will be reported as it becomes available.

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