Another downtown Turlock shooting; same area where Merced deputy was hit by gunfire

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Investigators were looking for a suspect who fired a gun into the air early Sunday outside a business along West Main Street in Turlock, the same area where an off-duty Merced County sheriff’s deputy was struck by gunfire the week before.

The latest shooting was reported about 1:30 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of West Main. Nobody was injured, according to a news release from the Turlock Police Department.

The previous shooting was reported about 2:30 a.m. Aug. 18 in the 100 block of South First Street in Turlock. The off-duty deputy was critically injured in that shooting. Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke told The Merced Sun-Star last week that the deputy was expected to survive.

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