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Man, 22, shot at Merced residence

Merced police reported a 22-year-old man who was shot Wednesday at his residence on the 1800 block of Primrose Avenue.

Details are sketchy in the case however, because police said the victim was uncooperative with investigators. Police responded to the scene shortly before 12 a.m. after receiving a call of shots fired.

After arriving, police said they found the victim, who had been shot in lower body.

Witnesses reported that a group of men had come to the residence, asking for the victim by name. After the victim came to the door, he was shot as he stood in the doorway. The suspects fled the scene in a dark colored car, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the department’s tip line at (209) 385-4725 or Sgt. Scott Skinner at (209) 385-4702.

— Victor A. Patton

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