A Merced man was shot multiple times Tuesday evening while sitting on a bench near the Willowbrook Apartments, police reported.
Police received several calls around 9:39 p.m. from neighboring homes in the 1600 block of Willowbrook Drive. Officers arrived to find a black male in his 20s with several gunshot wounds, according to Lt. Tom Trindad.
The victim told officers he was sitting on a bench when an unidentified person opened fire and started to shoot at him.
There is no description of the shooter, according to Trindad. The motive for the shooting is unknown.
The victim was taken to a Modesto-area hospital, where he is expected to survive his injuries.
Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call Detective Joe Deliman at (209) 385-6992. Tips can be sent via anonymous text messages by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word “ComVIP” as the keyword in the text message.
-- Ramona Giwargis