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Two possible gunshot homicides in East Merced County; child called family member

Two people were found dead Tuesday morning in the kitchen of a home at 9486 E. Le Grand Road, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff's dispatchers received a call at 9:47 a.m., and when deputies arrived 10 minutes later, they found a man and woman dead in the kitchen, with possible gunshot wounds.

The deaths are being investigated as possible homicides by the Sheriff's Department's major crimes unit. No arrests have been made.

Deputy Ed Katen said that a child in the home called a family member about the bodies. The family member then called 9-1-1. The child, whose age and name aren't being released, is staying with family members.

Katen said the sheriff's department hasn’t had any calls to the home previously.

Keep checking MercedSunStar.com for additional details as this story develops.



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