Video: Merced Police respond to report of gunshot victim
A Merced man who was transported to the hospital Tuesday with multiple gunshot wounds is said to be in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries, according to authorities.
According to Merced Police Lt. Alan Ward, one person was shot near East 9th Street and D Street at 5:47 p.m. Tuesday.
The victim, 23-year-old Christopher Joyner Jr. of Merced, suffered several gunshot wounds to his upper torso. He was flown to a Modesto area hospital, according to a news release.
Witnesses told police a Hispanic male wearing a red bandanna over his face ran up to Joyner and fire multiple rounds from a handgun. The shooter got into a vehicle and fled the area traveling west on East 9th Street, authorities said.
The shooter has not been identified. The attack is being investigated as gang-related, police said.
There were no other injuries, police said.
Merced Police are asking anyone with information regarding these cases to contact Detective-Sgt. Alvarez at 209-385-6905. Information can be sent to police via anonymous text message by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word ‘Comvip’ as the ‘keyword’ in the text message.