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Man shot in south Merced, police say. Detectives are looking for information

Man shot in south Merced, police say. Sgt. describes early details

A man in south Merced CA was taken to an area hospital after a shooting in which he was struck at least once about 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in the area of R and 12th streets, according to Sgt. Chris Russell.
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A man in south Merced CA was taken to an area hospital after a shooting in which he was struck at least once about 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in the area of R and 12th streets, according to Sgt. Chris Russell.

A 26-year-old Merced man was shot in the right leg in south Merced on Wednesday, according to police.

Police received a report of shots fired about 4:30 p.m. in the area of R and 12th streets, according to Sgt. Chris Russell. Shortly after arriving to the scene, police learned the man had been taken to Mercy Medical Center in Merced, according to a news release.

Police described the shooter as a male in his late teens.

Detectives investigated the shooting incident, spoke with witnesses and collected evidence at the crime scene, according to the news release.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the shooting or who have information to call Sgt. Ray Alvarez at 209-388-7705 or 209-385-6905. Callers may remain anonymous.

Reporter Thaddeus Miller has covered cities in the central San Joaquin Valley since 2010, writing about everything from breaking news to government and police accountability. A native of Fresno, he has more recently been located in Merced and Los Banos.


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