Pregnant woman shot multiple times dies in Merced shooting

Merced Police say a 19-year-old pregnant female was the victim of a homicide.

Authorities say, a 20-year-old male was also wounded and was transported by helicopter to a Modesto hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Officers responded to the 1400 block of Conestoga Drive at approximately 9:50 Sunday night for a report of shots being fired.

When officers arrived, they located a 19-year-old pregnant female, and a 20-year-old male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Officers along with paramedics and Merced Fire personal provided emergency medical aid. Unfortunately, the female victim succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Detective Pinnegar at 209-388-7712 or by email at

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