Merced police are investigating a shooting in the 600 block of West 6th Street that happened around 4:30 p.m. this afternoon, according to Sgt. Alan Ward.
A 39-year-old Merced man suffered from two gunshot wounds — one to the hand and another to the upper torso, Ward said.
Although the victim’s injuries are not considered life-threatening, he’ll be flown to a Modesto-area hospital because of the internal gunshot wound, authorities said.
Details are pending and officers are currently questioning family members, who they say haven’t been cooperative in the investigation.
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Officers believe the shooting took place inside the victim's apartment, but the assailant fled the scene before police arrived.
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