Winton Man shot in the leg while standing in front yard

February 2, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Friday night just after 9:00 pm a group of four to five Asian males came out from the alley and started shooting at a gathering of people in front of a residence in the 6800 block of Park Ave., in Winton.Several shots were fired from semi-automatic handguns and an Asian male was hit in the right leg by three bullets.

The victim, whose identity is being withheld, was air lifted to Memorial North in Modesto.

The suspects fled on foot on Cottage towards Santa Fe. The suspects are described as Asian males of undetermined age, wearing dark clothing.

"So far there is no indication why the shooting occurred," Deputy Rick Shukri said. No one at the scene is claiming gang involvement. The victim lives in Sacramento.

Merced County Sheriff's Detectives were called out for the investigation.