Merced woman treated for gunshot wound

Merced police responded to Mercy Medical Center on Thursday after a 44-year-old woman arrived at the hospital’s emergency center with a gunshot wound.

The circumstances behind the shooting are still unclear, and no suspect description was available Thursday morning.

Police were alerted by hospital staff about the woman’s arrival at the hospital just before 2 a.m.

The woman claimed she had been shot outside a south Merced residence. She was evaluated at Mercy and then transferred to an area trauma center, according to a Merced police press release. Her condition is unknown.

No further details are available, and the case remains under investigation.