2 victims sent to hospital after shooting at a party in Avenal

FRESNO, Calif.

The shooting happened in the 400 block of West Merced, near Highway 33 and Merced Street around 2:30 a.m Saturday.

Avenal police said three or four shots were fired after a party. A 19-year-old was shot in the head and rushed to Community Regional Medical Center here in Fresno with life threatening injuries.

A 23-year-old was shot in the back and is expected to be okay. Police believe the shooting is gang-related and they are working to identify the shooter.

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