Here is more information on the double shooting last night

On August 1, 2019, at approximately 9:42 PM. the Merced Police Department received several calls of shots fired at Glen Avenue and Santa Fe Avenue near Hoover Middle School.

When officers arrived in the area, they were directed to an apartment in the 2500 block of Glen Ave.

Detectives taking measurements of the area

Officers located two victims suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds.

A 47-year-old male and a 22-year-old female were transported to an out of area trauma center.

Officers looking at a bicycle found at the crime scene

Both victims are currently in stable condition according to Sergeant Jay Struble.

Merced Police Department Detectives and Crime Scene Response Team responded to the scene of further investigation.

Several casings found in the area of the shooting

Detectives were given a vague description of the possible suspect. The description detectives received was that a Hispanic male, wearing a red bandana over his face was the responsible in the shooting.

Merced Police Detectives are actively working on this case and it is early to determine if the shooting was gang-related.

Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Detective Salyers at (209) 388-7771, 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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