The shooting happened in the 400 block of West Merced, near Highway 33 and Merced Street around 2:30 a.m Saturday.
Avenal police said three or four shots were fired after a party. A 19-year-old was shot in the head and rushed to Community Regional Medical Center here in Fresno with life threatening injuries.
A 23-year-old was shot in the back and is expected to be okay. Police believe the shooting is gang-related and they are working to identify the shooter.
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