35-year-old man injured in South Merced shooting

A 35-year-old man was shot late Monday night in the 800 block of M Street in South Merced, police reported.

Officers responded to the scene at 11:20 p.m. and found Merced resident Carlos Escamilla on the ground, suffering from gunshot wounds, according to Lt. Matt Williams.

Police said Escamilla couldn't give officers details about the circumstances of the shooting. He's expected to survive, and was flown to a Modesto hospital.

Police are asking anyone with details about the shooting to call (209) 385-2431 or the department's automated tipline at (209) 385-4725. Tips can also be sent via text message to TIP411 (847411) and including "comvip" as the first word in the text message.

-- Sun-Star staff