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17-year-old injured in shooting near California high school; two suspects arrested

At least one person was injured in a shooting near Ridgway High School in Santa Rosa, California, police said in a news release. A suspect and his alleged “accomplice” have been arrested, reports say.

The department received a report of a shooting just before 9 a.m. on Tuesday, police Capt. John Cregan said during a news conference. A 17-year-old was later admitted to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the stomach, police say.

The alleged shooter and his “accomplice” have been arrested and are being questioned, a police spokeswoman told KRON. Photos of the two were posted to Twitter.

The shooting occurred off-campus at the intersection of Ridgway and Morgan Street, Cregan said.

Witnesses told officers the shooter fired three or four times, the Associate Press reported. Police say they don’t know if the victim and the shooter knew each other, according to the outlet.

The suspect ran onto the Ridgway High School campus, prompting the lockdown of Ridgway High School, Santa Rosa High School and Santa Rosa Junior College while police searched, Cregan said.

Police initially said they detained a suspect on the high school campus who was being questioned A search for the handgun is ongoing.

It has not been reported if the injured person or the suspect are students.

“We had a shooting on the campus of Ridgway High School this morning,” Sgt. Summer Gloeckner told the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat. “Right now we have an outstanding suspect. We have one victim. It doesn’t appear to be an active shooter situation at this time.”

All lockdowns have since been lifted and the school day will continue as usual, police said in a tweet. The parent information center has been closed.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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Dawson covers goings-on across the central region, from breaking to bizarre. She is an MSt candidate at the University of Cambridge and lives in Kansas City.
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