A 16-year-old suspect, who is a student at Ridgway High School, shot another teenager near the northern California high school in Santa Rosa, about 55 miles north of San Francisco, on Tuesday, after a verbal altercation with the victim.
He fired multiple rounds hitting the victim twice in the stomach. After, the suspect was helped to hide the gun by someone who left the scene with a backpack. He even returned to classes but was shortly arrested by police. He has been booked into the Sonoma County Juvenile Justice Center for attempted murder. The victim ran to a nearby vehicle and was driven by a friend to a local hospital. He is in stable condition. The handgun used in shooting is searched. The violence happened off-campus, just a quarter-mile away from the high school, and was never an active shooter situation.
The schools in the area were locked down "to keep students safe." Dozens of officers from Santa Rosa P.D., Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, California Highway Patrol, CalFire officers and the Santa Rosa Junior College Police Department responded to the scene and secured the campus. Police have not released the names of the suspect or the victim. A motive for the shooting was not yet disclosed.