SHOTS FIRED IN MERCED TONIGHT ONE PERSON HIT

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Victim spotted by residents suffering…

MERCED, CA – Several calls of shots fired in the area of El Verano and G Streets in Merced came in to the Merced PD dispatch this evening at approximately 9:09 p.m. One victim was seen by residents in the 100 block of San Clemente who appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound.

Authorities arrived on scene and secured the area before medical personnel were brought in to treat the victim who was transported by helicopter to a hospital with a gunshot wound to their lower torso.

The incident is said to have occurred on E. Gerard Avenue and S. Highway 59 and is still under investigation. No suspects are in custody at this time

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