A man in his 40s was found dead Friday, the apparent victim of a gunshot wound in a hotel room in South Merced, the Police Department reported Monday.
Few details were released.
The man, whose name has not been released, was found just after 11 p.m. Friday at a hotel room in the 1200 block of V Street in Merced, police said in a brief news release.
"Officers determined that the man had been shot," police said. "Investigators are currently following up on several leads."
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Lt. Don King said investigators formally have declared the case a homicide.
No arrests have been made and no suspect descriptions have been released.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Merced Police Department at 209-385-4707 or the tipster line at 209-385-7826. You can send an anonymous text to the Police Department at "TIP441" (847411) and include the word "Compvip as the keyword in the text message.