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Man shot in head in Dos Palos

DOS PALOS -- A 19-year-old man was shot Sunday night and airlifted to an out-of-the-area hospital for treatment of critical head injuries, Police Chief Barry Mann said.

Mann said the man, whom he declined to identify, was shot about 9:15 p.m. in the 1100 block of Golden Gate Avenue in an incident which appears to be gang-related. The shooting appears to be in retaliation for a knife assault several weeks ago in which a juvenile was stabbed four times.

The man's shooting is the most serious incident investigated by police in about five to six years, Mann said.

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