Tuesday , May 28 2024

Juvenile Male Found Dead at Tenaya Middle School in Merced

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<p>Merced Police said&nbsp;a&nbsp;young man has been shot and killed Sunday night.&nbsp;Investigators said&nbsp;the body of a young juvenile male was found in a parking lot on Tenaya Middle School’s campus near&nbsp;N and 7th Streets. Police said they are still looking for those responsible for the killing. </p><p>Police said they believe&nbsp;the juvenile male was walking&nbsp;around the&nbsp;area&nbsp;of the school. The shooters may have left on foot or in a car.&nbsp;Police said the victim is&nbsp;not a student at Tenaya. </p><p>Police said they received reports of shots fired around&nbsp;7pm on Sunday night, and when officers arrived on scene they found the boy’s body.</p><p>Police said it’s too early to say if this homicide is gang related. They are interviewing a couple of witnesses, and canvassing the neighborhood for any more information. They’ve also contacted the school to see if there are any cameras that may have captured video of the crime.&nbsp;Police said&nbsp;it’s alarming that suspects in this case are still on the loose.</p><p>Sgt. Scott Skinner said, &quot;Unfortunately, this is our fifth homicide of the year. It just seems now that the weather is becoming warmer outside, more are active out there on the streets.&quot;</p><p>As of Sunday night, police&nbsp;weren’t saying how many times the victim was shot or where he was shot. They also were not specific on if the young man was armed himself.</p><p>Investigators planned on being on scene for hours into the night.</p></div>

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