Weekend shooting reported on R Street in Merced. Police seek public’s help

Police are asking the public for any information about a shooting that left several bullet holes in a Merced house and vehicle.

The shooting occurred at about 11:24 p.m. Sunday at a home in the 2400 block of R Street, Merced Police Lt. Alan Ward said.

Multiple rounds were fired at the occupied home, hitting window paneling and a car, Ward said. No injuries were reported.

Shell casings were found at the scene but the weapon wasn’t located, Ward said. But there wasn’t a clear description of a suspect.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact Sgt. Rey Alvarez at 209-388-7705. The Merced Police Department Tipster Line also can be contacted at 209-385-4725. The public can send information via anonymous text messages by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word “Comvip” as the keyword in the text message.

Vikaas Shanker is an award-winning reporter covering education, crime and courts for the Merced Sun-Star and Los Banos Enterprise. After growing up in Naperville, Illinois and graduating from the University of Kansas, he reported in several Chicago suburbs before moving to Merced County in 2016.