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Double murder in Merced

Merced police are searching for a suspect who opened fire on a group of men, killing two and wounding a third.
Merced police are searching for a suspect who opened fire on a group of men, killing two and wounding a third.

The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. Thursday night in front of a home near S & 12th Street in Merced.

One man in his 20s died at the scene and his brother, also in his 20s, died on the way to the hospital.

The third victim, in his 50s, was shot in the arm and will recover.

Police say the shooting is gang related.

Police have not released any names. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Merced Police Department.
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