Merced police on Saturday found a man gun shot wounds in the middle of the street.
The man was lying in the middle of the road in the 1100 block of S Street, police said.
The man, whose name has not been released, was taken to a local hospital where he died.
Police say the city's last murder victim was killed in the same neighborhood, but say the two cases are not connected.
Police are still looking for the killer.