UPDATE, Merced Off-Duty Sheriff Deputy shot, happened yesterday morning

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a shooting that left an off-duty Merced County Sheriff Deputy injured.

The shooting occurred on early Sunday morning at around 2:30 a.m., at the 100 block of South First street.

Upon officers arrival, they located the deputy who had sustained at least one gunshot wound at La Cantina, a local bar in Turlock.

The deputy was transported to a local hospital in critical but stable condition.

According to a security officer near a local business, “the shooter appeared to have opened fire at a group of people outside the establishment.

The shooter was seen leaving the area in a grey-colored BMW SUV according to witnesses.

No suspect information or deputies name was immediately available.

No other information is being released due to this being an active investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Turlock Police Department at 209-668-5550 or Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.

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