Double shooting in Merced puts one in critical condition


MERCED, California – Investigators are now figuring out what led to a double-shooting in Merced that put two men in the hospital, one in a critical condition.

Police officers were called out to the area of Merino Park just before 9 p.m. and found two men with gunshot wounds. They were transported to the hospital by ambulance. Officers say a 20-year-old is in a critical condition but a 17-year-old received only minor injuries.

The suspect is being described as a Hispanic or African American man in his 20s. Police say he fired several rounds before he fled. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Merced Police Department.

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