Gunfire in the vicinity of the Bay Area high school leaves 1 teen dead, another injured, police say

Fairfield Police responded to a shooting at the intersection of Bell Avenue and Washington Street in the near Armijo high School. One of the victims died from his injuries.


A 16-year-old man was fatally shot Friday afternoon when gunfire erupted near a high school in the San Francisco Bay Area, police said.

.@FairfieldPolice: 2 in custody after ‘gunfight’ prompts lock down at the nearby Armijo H. S.

Press conference shortly

— KTVU (@KTVU) August 25, 2018

Around 5 am local time, authorities in Fairfield received calls about a possible shooting in the near Armijo high School, the San Francisco Chronicle.

Responding, the officials, the two injured victims, a 16-year-old and an 18-year-old. The officers learned the two suspects had fled the scene in different directions, the officials said. The 16-year-old victim later succumbed to his injuries.

It was not immediately clear whether the victims and the suspects were Armijo High School students.

The school was on lockdown during the shooting. Students and participants of the school football game were packaged in the campus of the gymnasium.

Students of @ArmijoHigh have now been released to their parents after the shooting and the ensuing lockdown. Tonight the match against Bethel of Vallejo has been canceled. @FOX40

— Sonseeahray Tonsall (@tonsalltv) August 25, 2018

A suspect tried to blend in with the crowd, but was taken into custody, the Chronicle. No weapon was found.

The second suspect was apprehended about an hour later in a nearby residence, FOX 40 reported.

Neither suspect was identified.

Authorities coordinated a designated place for parents to pick up their children at a nearby parking lot. The school remained closed while investigators combed the area for evidence, police said.

Fairfield is about 50 miles northeast of San Francisco.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.

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