21-year-old man killed in early morning shooting in Merced

Merced police investigators say a home nearby was hosting a party, and they are trying to find out if there was a connection.
MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) -- Gunfire rang out in Merced early on Saturday morning, killing a young man.

Merced police say the shooting happened at Parsons St. and E. 27th Ave. at about 2:30 am.

The 21-year-old man hit by the gunfire was rushed to a local trauma center, but he died of his injuries there.

Merced police investigators say a home nearby was hosting a party, and they are trying to find out if there was a connection.

They are at the scene right now.

They say roads in the area have been closed and are urging drivers to find alternate routes.

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