14-year-old shot and killed, woman injured in Merced

Crime

MERCED, California (KSEE/KGPE) — A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed, and a 65-year-old woman was injured in a shooting Sunday night, according to the Merced Police Department. 

The shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. in the 400 block of west 5th Street in Merced.

Merced Police said they respond to a report of gunshots in the area. Officers in the area also said they heard the gunshots and responded to the scene.

When officers arrived, they found a 14-year-old who was shot and later died.

The 65-year-old victim was transported to an area hospital for her injuries. 

Police say a second shooting took place around 12:30 a.m. in the 700-block of San Diego Court. A 92-year-old woman was shot and is expected to survive.

It is unclear if the shootings are connected.

“Detectives are still looking into a possible of them being related, so we don’t know at this time if they are related or not,” said Sgt. Robert Solis.

Investigators are yet to establish a motive but have not ruled out the possibility that the shootings are gang-related.

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