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.
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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