A teenager was in custody and Merced County Sheriff's deputies were looking for another man following a drive-by shooting in Planada on Thursday, according to the sheriff’s office.
No one was hit when someone opened fire on a home near Latham Drive and Carson Street in Planada on Thursday afternoon, Deputy Daryl Allen said.
Not long after the drive-by, deputies found a car matching the description given by witnesses and followed the car, which occupied by two young men, until it stopped on Dana Street, according to deputies. Both occupants fled on foot.
Deputies caught a 16-year-old after chasing him through a field, according to the sheriff's office, and he was found to have a handgun. "We're pretty sure it was the firearm that was used," Allen said.
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The other young man, identified by deputies as Christian Palomares, remained on the run Thursday.
Palomares is known by deputies, who said they also know where he lives.
The Merced County Sheriff’s Office is in the preliminary stages of the investigation. If you have any information regarding this case, deputies ask you to call the sheriff’s office at 209-385-7445.