A 26-year-old man was found with gunshot wounds about 8:30 p.m. Friday in the 500 block of M Street, near Childs Avenue, according to Merced police.
Officers responded to a report of shots fired and found the victim lying in a parking lot, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
They tried to question the victim, but he was unable to give much information. The man was flown to a regional hospital. Witnesses told police there was an argument between the victim and several males just before the shooting. After the shooting, the males fled the scene, police said.
Police are asking anyone with information to call Detective Chris Russell at (209) 385-4704 or the automated tip line at (209) 385-4725.