A Merced police officer responded to the area of 12th and K streets after receiving a call about shots fired shortly before 9 p.m. Police say the officer arrived and found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso.
Paramedics treated the victim at the scene and tried to stabilize him. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital, where he later died. He has only been identified as being between 45 and 50 years old.
Detectives were called out to investigate, and officers canvassed the neighborhood in hopes of speaking to potential witnesses.
The motive for the murder remains unknown. No arrests have been made in connection with this case.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725.