Man shot while driving in Merced, police searching for suspects

MERCED, Calif. (KFSN) -- A man has been hospitalized after police say a group of suspects opened fire on him while he was driving in Merced.

It happened just after 10:30 pm on Monday near 11th Street and E Street.

Merced police say the 28-year-old victim was driving when the group approached him and began firing shots toward him.

The man was hit at least once by the gunfire.

He drove to G and 11th Streets and flagged down someone for help. He is being treated at a hospital and is expected to recover.

Officers have not yet determined a motive for the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call the Merced Police Department.

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