A 52-year-old man was airlifted after he sustained gunshot wounds to the neck and arm in Merced.

The Merced Police Department responded to the 100 block of East 12th Street for a shooting at 12:28 a.m.

When officers arrived on scene, officers located a male gun shot victim. The victim was transported to an out of area hospital for his injuries. The motive for the shooting remains unknown, police say.

Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Sergeant Solis at 209-385-4703 or by email at [email protected]. You may also provide information on other crime in our community by calling the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725.