Shooting Report in Ridgway High School
The lockdown of Ridgway and the adjacent Santa Rosa High School and Santa Rosa Junior College was lifted about 11:35 a.m. Students were set to remain on campus and continue with the normal schedule, police said.
About 10:30 a.m. police officers walked one suspect from the Ridgway Avenue campus to an awaiting patrol SUV. The male, wearing all black clothing, smiled as he walked, according to witnesses.
One person was injured when an assailant opened fire outside Ridgway High School in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Tuesday morning, police said.
Santa Rosa police received a call just before 9 a.m. about a shooting just outside the campus at 325 Ridgway Ave., said Santa Rosa police Sgt. Summer Gloeckner.
It is not clear whether the condition of wounded person. His specific injury is unknown, but Gloeckner said he was receiving medical treatment.
At least one person was wounded in a shooting at Ridgeway High School in Santa Rosa, CA.
Students should be focused on learning, not worried about being injured or killed by gunfire. We must keep working to end this threat. https://t.co/tAsafJ59IV
— Moms Demand Action (@MomsDemand) October 22, 2019
SWAT officers searched classroom and a drone aided the effort.
There were witnesses to the shooting as it happened as students were arriving for class.
Surveillance video assisted officers with what happened and initial reports indicated possibly two shots were fired. The shooter, and possibly an accomplice, had disappeared further into campus after the shots were fired but whether they’d stayed there or had left the school property wasn’t clear, Gloeckner said.
The closed area between Ridgway and Elliot avenues off Mendocino Avenue takes in the city’s largest collection of school campuses.
UPDATE: Here’s what we know right now regarding the Ridgway High School shooting, per police: https://t.co/uUGvzQxXPK
– Isolated shooting happened just outside the school
– Police still searching for lone shooter
– No additional reports of violence on the campus pic.twitte r.com/mOyIJZVM0K
— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) October 22, 2019
Suspect Shooter Arrested
Authorities confirmed that one suspect arrested but weapon is not discovred and police officerfinding the handgun used in shooting.
Santa Rosa police have detained a suspected gunman and a second person at Ridgway High School about 90 minutes after a shooting Tuesday morning near campus wounded a 17‑year‑old male.
The suspects both appeared to be teenage boys, and one matched the description given of the shooter, described as wearing black pants and a black shirt with black sneakers.
Police said the shooting appeared to be targeted and that no further threat to public safety existed. They had not reported finding the handgun used in the shooting and but they had no evidence a gun remained on campus.
Breaking-Santa Rosa, CA just held a news conf. Said suspect in custody. Looking for handgun. Shooting happened across the street from Ridgway high school campus, directly across. One person shot @kron4news pic.twitter.com/ZCIjIyEu7P
— Will Tran (@KRON4WTran) October 22, 2019