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Man shot several times in Merced

A man was shot several times around 9:30 p.m. Thursday in the 100 block of East 12th Street.

Police are investigating the shooting and details are still forthcoming, but Lt. Roger McIntyre of the Merced Police Department said the suspect -- described only as a black man -- approached the door and knocked before firing several shots, hitting the victim who lives there.

The victim, who hasn't been identified, was flown to a Modesto hospital for treatment.

Keep reading the Sun-Star for more details about this shooting.

-- Ameera Butt and Mike North