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Man shot in garage while folding newspapers

Merced police say a 29-year-old man was shot Wednesday morning while folding newspapers in his garage.

Responding to a call of shots fired, police arrived at a residence on the 1900 block of H Street around 1:45 a.m. Police said they found the victim, Angel Sapien, lying on the floor of the garage with multiple gunshot wounds. According to the victim and witnesses, he had been standing with his back to the open garage door when the suspect walked up and fired several shots. Police said the suspect fled on foot and is described only as a male wearing a brown hat.

The victim was flown to Doctor’s Medical Center of Modesto.

Police are asking anyone with information about this crime to call (209) 385-4702 or the department's anonymous tip-line at (209) 385-4725.

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