One man shot, two arrested in Merced drive-by

rparsons@mercedsunstar.comApril 19, 2014 

— A 30-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound Friday after a man with suspected gang ties opened fire into a home in the 3200 block of Juneau Court in Merced, according to the Merced Police Department.

Police said the victim, whose name was withheld for safety reasons, was shot once in the arm. He was treated and released from a regional hospital. His injuries were not life-threatening, Sgt. Don King said.

Police arrested two men in connection with the shooting. Michael Janes and Adrian Delgado, both 23, were booked at the Merced County Jail a short time after the shooting, according to a police news release.

Witnesses said multiple shots, perhaps more than half a dozen, were fired from a vehicle at several people about 10 p.m. It was not clear if the people were inside or outside the Juneau Court home.

Police did not comment on a possible motive for the attack.

Janes, the suspected shooter, was booked without bail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, being a felon in possession of a firearm with a parole violation and gang enhancements. He remained in custody Saturday, authorities confirmed.

Delgado was booked on suspicion of being an accessory and gang enhancements. He posted bail and was no longer in custody Saturday, authorities confirmed.

Police said witnesses identified Janes as a passenger in a silver Honda Accord, and he fired a gun several times at people located at the residence. There were a number of people inside the suspect’s vehicle, Capt. Tom Trindad said in the statement.

“Two cars were found to have been shot on scene and several bullets were collected,” Trindad said in the news release.

Police said they found Janes at his home in on Fair Oaks Court.

Investigators said they spotted Delgado walking away from the suspect vehicle a short time later in the 1800 block of Lopes Avenue. Officers found shell casings in the car matching those found at the scene, police said.

Police detectives ask anyone with any information regarding this incident to contact Detective Joe Deliman at (209) 385-6992 or (209) 385-4702, or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725. People can send information via anonymous text message by sending a message to “TIP411” (847411) that includes the word “ComVIP."

Staff writer Rob Parsons can be reached at rparsons@mercedsunstar.com or (209) 385-2482.

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