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Winton man victim of drive-by shooting

WINTON -- A 60-year-old was flown to a Modesto hospital after being injured in a drive-by shooting around 7 a.m. Monday.

Merced County Sheriff's spokesperson Tom MacKenzie said the victim was walking along Jones Road, north of Santa Fe Drive, when someone driving a grey or green truck drove by and shot him. MacKenzie said the man suffered a single gunshot wound to the abdomen.

After he was shot, the victim stumbled to a neighbor's home and asked for help. The neighbor called 911, and sheriff's deputies arrived shortly thereafter. MacKenzie said no suspects have been arrested and the identity of the victim has not been released.

Deputies are asking anyone with information about the crime to call (209) 385-7445.

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