Rochester police say a Swat team rescued the two University of Rochester students around 21:20 on Sunday.
Nicholas Kollias and Ani Okeke Ewo were last seen around 02:00 on Saturday near the school. They were reported missing on Saturday evening and police issued an alert on Sunday evening.
Police say the two college seniors from Illinois had been forcibly abducted and held against their will.
Both students were taken to the hospital, where one is recovering from a gunshot wound. Police say the student was shot in the leg before they began their rescue operation. His injury is non-life-threatening.
Four people have been taken into custody. The investigation is ongoing.