Atwater Police investigating the shooting of a man Friday morning

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The Atwater Police Department is investigating a shooting of a man Friday Morning in Atwater.

Police say one man was shot near Winton Way and Fir Avenue around 10 AM. The man was treated and transported to Mercy Hospital with life threatening injuries, police say.

Police say the suspect is a Hispanic man wearing a black shirt, tan pants, and sunglasses. The suspect was last seen running eastbound on Fir Avenue.

As a precaution schools near the shooting scene were placed on lockdown. The lockdown has since been lifted and schools are operating as normal, police say.

If you have information on this shooting contact Atwater Police Department at (209) 357-6384 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867.

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