20-year-old Shot and killed in North Merced Park Identified

According to The Merced County Coroners Office, the 20-year-old shot on Monday’s night double shooting at Merino Park in Merced, was identified as Samuel Bernal.

On August 12th, 2019, at approximately 8:56 p.m, Merced Police Dispatch received calls of shots fired.

Officers arrived at Merino Park on El Redondo Drive and Pacific Drive and found two males suffering from gunshot wounds.

One is a 17-year-old male and a 20-year-old, both Merced Residents.

Both victims were transported by Riggs Ambulance personnel for medical treatment.

One victim has life-threatening wounds and is in critical condition. Officers, Detectives and Crime Scene personnel are actively working the scene.

Further information will be released when available.

Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact the Merced Police Department Detective Division or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725.

The public can send information via anonymous text messages to police department by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word “Comvip” as the “keyword” in the text message

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