One person was shot today some time after 8:30 a.m. just outside Los Banos and has been taken to an area hospital, authorities said.
Details were sketchy, but authorities said a person was shot, possibly while inside of a vehicle. The victim then went to the area of Charleston Elementary School on Charleston Road. The shooting did not happen on the school campus, authorities said.
Charleston Elementary School was locked down as a security precaution. The lock down was lifted around 9:45 a.m., a school official said.
No students were endangered, authorities said.
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A description of the shooter or shooters was not immediately available and it was not clear if any arrests had been made.
Merced County sheriff’s deputies and Los Banos police remain on scene.
More information will be reported as it becomes available.