A Planada gang member was shot in the groin earlier this week, the Merced County Sheriff’s Department reported.
Jose Saldana, 20, suffered a single gunshot wound below the belt around 10 a.m. Tuesday, Deputy Delray Shelton confirmed.
Saldana, whom investigators have previously described as a known gang member, told deputies he was working in a field by Bear Creek when he was shot.
He was unable to provide deputies with any suspect information, Shelton said.
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Saldana was treated at an area hospital. His injuries were not life threatening.
He is the younger brother of Daniel Saldana, a man described in court records as a well-known and high-ranking gang member in Planada. Investigators said it was unclear whether the case was gang-related.