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Man shot while walking along Highway 59

A man was shot while walking along Highway 59 early Monday morning, Merced police said.

Responding to a call about gunshots in the area of Bear Creek and Highway 59 at 1:47 a.m., police officers found Eduardo Garza, 26, suffering from a gunshot wound. Garza said he was walking when an car pulled up and a passenger fired a gun. Garza wouldn't provide any details or give descriptions of the suspects to police officers.

His injuries were non-life threatening and he was taken to a Modesto hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information may call the Merced Police Department tip line at (209) 385-4725.

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