Two killed in Merced County shooting identified

The two people killed in a shooting in Merced County have been identified by the Merced County Coroner.

On July 2nd, 2022, shortly after 11:00 p.m., deputies responded to several calls regarding a shooting on Santa Fe Avenue near Franklin Road.

Authorities say callers reported that multiple shots had been fired by suspects in one vehicle, toward occupants in another vehicle.

The shooting resulted in the deaths of 23-year-old Ruben Coronado of Lathrop and 24-year-old Eli Correa of Modesto. Deputies say an adult female gunshot victim remains in an area trauma center in stable condition.

If you or anyone you know has any information regarding this event, please contact Detective Sohal at 209-231-8659 or 209-385-7472.

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