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.