A Turlock man was arrested on suspicion of murder in the shooting death of a 19-year-old woman in Merced County, according to authorities.

Josiah Lawrence Williams, 22, was arrested Wednesday, according to a facebook post by the Merced County Sheriff’s Office.

The deputies responded early Sunday morning to a reported shots at a party in the area of ​​Washington Boulevard and Sunset Drive in Livingston.

When the agents arrived at the scene, they located the victim Liliana Zaragoza and a minor, who were also injured in the shooting.

Zaragoza was pronounced dead at the scene.

The juvenile victim was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

According to Merced County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Michelle Oliver, there has been no update on the girl’s condition, other than that she is recovering.

Zaragoza was attending a party in Livingston at the time of the incident.

Authorities said it’s unclear how many people were at the residence at the time of the shooting. So far the motive for the shooting is unknown.

Williams was transported to the Merced County Jail and charged with murder. Bail for him was set at $1 million, according to jail records.

TO GoFundMe Donation Page It has been created to help Zaragoza’s funeral expenses. Over $23,000 has been donated as of Thursday afternoon.

The Merced County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call their Bureau of Investigation at 209-385-7472.

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