Woman killed in shooting at party near Merced Regional Airport, police say

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Sunday, April 23, 2023
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An investigation is underway near the airport in Merced on Friday night.

MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) -- A woman has died after she was shot at a party in Merced on Friday night.

The shooting happened around 7:30 pm in the area of Grogan and West avenues, near the Merced Regional Airport.

Merced police say a 20-year-old woman was shot at least once during a party at a nearby business complex.

Despite lifesaving efforts, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The motive for the shooting is unclear, but officers say witnesses saw a fight break out at the party.

Minutes later, investigators say the suspect walked into the party and fired several shots in the crowd, hitting the woman.

No arrests have been made in connection to the shooting.

Officials have not yet identified the woman who was killed.

Stay with Action News for the latest details on this developing story.

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