18-year-old man shot in south Merced

04/03/2013 8:23 AM

04/03/2013 10:47 AM

An 18-year-old man is expected to survive after being shot Tuesday night in south Merced, police reported.

No suspects have been arrested and the motive remains under investigation.

Police responded to Childs Avenue and Q Street at 8:30 p.m. after receiving several calls, according to Lt. Matt Williams.

Officers found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower body. Police believe the victim was walking home with his sister from a store at Childs Avenue and R Street when he was shot.

Police said the victim couldn't give many details about the incident, but said that culprits were four males who took off running from the area on foot. No further description was given.

The victim was taken to a Modesto hospital.

Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact Detective Joe Deliman at (209)-385-6992 or the department's automated tipline at 209 385-4725. Citizens can text a tip to TIP411 (847411) and using "comvip" as the first word in the text message.

-- Sun-Star staff

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