Th Merced Police Department is investigating a triple shooting incident in Merced.

Police say, officers responded to a shots fired call in the area of a multi-unit apartment complex on the N/E corner of Santa Fe Ave and Glen Ave at 1:25 a.m.

When officers arrived, they located two gunshot wound victims inside an apartment and a third victim outside. One of the victims was determined to be deceased at the scene of the incident. The two remaining victims were taken to area hospitals with life-threatening injuries, police say.

The victims remain in critical condition at the time of this news release. The motive for the shooting is not known at this time.

Merced Police are asking anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Sgt. Solis at 209-385-4703 or by email at [email protected].