Shooting mystery under investigation in Merced County. Police seek public’s help

A man suffering from a gunshot wound was transported to the hospital early Sunday, according to Gustine Police.

Authorities said an officer responded to the 300 block of 5th Street at about 2:08 a.m. for a report of a person suffering from a gunshot wound.

The officer located a 31-year-old male victim bleeding profusely and provided emergency medical aid until paramedics arrived. The victim was transported to a hospital and was listed in serious condition, according to a news release.

Multiple witnesses reported hearing gunshots coming from east of Highway 33 and a crime scene was located and processed for evidence.

No arrests have been made. Police have not commented on a motive for the violence.

Police ask anyone with information regarding this event to contact Cpl. Sammy Joseph or Officer Corey Bayer at 209-854-3737.