Merced Police officers responded to a call of shots fired Saturday night.
Officers arrived to the 1200 block of Canal Street for reports of shots fired at around 9:35 p.m.
Officers arrived and located a 29-year -old male victim suffering critical gunshots wounds.
Life-saving measures were attempted by officers and medical personnel, however, the victim died on scene.
Officers also saw a vehicle, believed to be the suspects involved, fleeing the area at a high rate of speed.
The vehicle fled from officers and after a short pursuit, the vehicle came stopped in the area near Farmdale elementary school, the occupants ran from the vehicle but were apprehended by officers.
19-year-old Rafael Patino and 19-year-old Jossiah Quintero were arrested for murder, prohibited person/convicted felon in possession of firearms, and gang enhancements.
Detectives believe the shooting could be gang-related.