A 19-year-old man remains in critical condition on life support in a Modesto hospital after a birthday party shooting in Winton on Saturday night, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported Monday.
Merced County Sheriff's Deputy Tom MacKenzie reported that family and friends were celebrating a birthday in the 7400 block of Walnut Avenue in Winton when uninvited guests arrived around 11:45 p.m. The 19-year-old was among those uninvited.
A fight ensued and escalated into the shooting. The man was reportedly shot several times in the upper body.
MacKenzie said detectives believe the incident to be gang-related, but investigators have no new information about suspects or motive.
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-- Sun-Star Staff