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.
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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.