Shooting in South Merced leaves juvenile dead and a elderly woman in the hospital

Merced Police officers are investigating a shooting that left a juvenile dead and an elderly female in the hospital Sunday night in south Merced.

Officers responded to the 400 block of 5th Street for reports of a shooting at around 7:30 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers blocked the area and located the victims that were struck by gunfire.

Several homes and vehicles were struck by gunfire during the shooting. Some neighbors reported hearing about 20 shots.

A juvenile under the age of 18 was pronounced deceased and a elderly female remains at a local hospital in stable condition, Merced Police Seargent Solis told Merced GW News.

No description of the suspect/s was immediately available.

This story is developing, more information will be released, stay tuned for any further updates.

The Merced Police Department is requesting anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact 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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