The shooting happened just before 10 p.m. Sunday near Meadows and Olive. The victims said they were walking down the side walk when two African-American men wearing dark clothing came up behind them and started shooting.
Police say there was no clear motive for the attack.
The victims were both taken to area hospitals. One has been released and police say they don't know the status of the other victim.
If you have any information on the shooting, you are urged to call the Merced Police.