FAIRFIELD — Police found two men Monday with gunshot wounds that were not thought to be life-threatening – and one of the shooting victims was uncooperative and walked on his own to a nearby hospital emergency room, said Fairfield Police Sgt. Jeff Osgood.
Police after the 8:05 p.m. shooting report discovered the first gunshot victim in a parking lot of the Tradewinds Apartments on the 1100 block of Dana Drive and then the second shooting victim later approached before he walked to NorthBay Medical Center.
Names and ages of the two men were not available, but they were described as in their 20s.
Police were collecting evidence at the scene, Osgood said.
Denise Lorel LaFear, 58, was in her daughter’s apartment next to where the first shooting victim was found and said the two women heard six rounds fired, followed later by a man’s voice.
“We heard a man crying, ‘Please help me, I’ve been shot,’ ” said LaFear, who called 911.
The man in the parking lot had his pants pulled down and was looking at his leg, she said.
“He looked terrible,” LaFear said. “He was bleeding.”
LaFear said police arrived within seconds. LaFear said she and her daughter are moving from the apartment the younger LaFear moved into a month ago.
“We are out of here,” Denise Lorel LaFear said.
Michele L’Oreal LaFear, 39, said she moved from Detroit to Arizona before coming to Fairfield.
“Detroit’s really bad,” she said about crime in the city. Compared to that metropolis, Fairfield “is a piece of cake,” Michele LaFear said.
Fetecia Tokes, who lives across the street from the Tradewinds Apartments, said the area had been quiet in recent months.
But on Monday night, she said, “It’s crazy over here.”
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