Afternoon Newsletter

May 3, 2013

No injuries reported in South Merced shooting

No injuries were reported after shots rang out Thursday night in south Merced, police said.

The incident was reported just before 9:30 p.m.

Police responded to a call of shots fired. While officers were responding, several more calls were received from residents, advising their homes had been struck with bullets, according to police.

Officers found a residence in the 400 block of La Mesa Court, near Gerard Avenue, that had been hit several times. Officers also discovered several shell casings in the front yard. No one inside was injured and no witnesses were located, police said.

Police are asking anyone with any information to contact Sgt. Scott Skinner at (209) 385-6913 or (209) 385-4702, or the department's automated tipine at (209) 385-4725. Residents can send information via anonymous text messages to police department by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word "Comvip" as the “keyword” in the text message.

Tips are kept confidential and you can remain anonymous.

— Sun-Star staff

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