Three arrested in Merced County shooting

FRESNO, Calif.

Investigators say a 24-year old man was shot in his upper back with a large caliber handgun. Witnesses say they saw a jeep pull up and people got out of the car. Then they began shouting gang slurs and firing shots.

A short time later police spotted the vehicle and pulled them over. One of the suspects ran from the car but police arrested 18-year-old Sergio Lopez and 21-year-old Marcrudy Salinas for assault with a deadly weapon and for belonging to a street gang, among other charges.

A third suspect who is under 18 was also arrested and has been booked into juvenile hall without bail. The person who was shot is expected to recover from his injuries.

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