A shooting in East Merced on Sunday night left a man with a gunshot wound in the back.
According to the Merced Police Department, the victim, Terry Pleasant, was walking in the area of 2200 block of Cherry Ave. when he noticed three people behind him.
Pleasant said he heard shots being fired and felt a bullet strike him in the back. He ran to the Merced City Fire Department firehouse on E. 21st St. where he reported the shooting and was treated for his injury.
Pleasant was unable to give any more information, and said he didn't know where he was when the shooting occurred. Citizens in the area helped the Merced Police Department determine where the shooting happened.
Merced police detectives are asking the public for information about the shooting. Calls to (209) 385-4702 or (209) 385-4725 will be kept confidential.
-- Carol Reiter
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