FAIRFIELD — Two people were seriously injured and one person was in custody Monday after a shooting in a Fairfield neighborhood, police spokesman Sgt. Matt Bloesch said at the scene.
Authorities received several calls shortly after 5 p.m. of possible gunshots near the intersection of Clay Bank Road and Sanderling Drive. As officers were responding to the area, a traffic collision involving a gunshot victim was reported in the area of Clay Bank Road and Irving Court.
The first officer to arrive found a man with an apparent gunshot wound, on the ground near the crashed vehicle. Officers found a second gunshot victim not far away on Meadowlark Drive.
Both of the victims, whose names were not immediately available, were taken to area trauma centers, Bloesch said. Police later reported that both victims had life-threatening injuries.
Bloesch said Fairfield police caught a man who ran through backyards along Allston Place. It was not immediately known if the man is connected to the shootings, Bloesch said.
The investigation was underway and motives or other details of the shootings were not known, he said.
A man who lives along Meadowlark Drive said he saw a woman in her 30s pull up across the street in a car around 5 p.m.
“All I heard was her screaming,” said Francisco Rodriguez, 52. “That’s when she said, ‘I got shot.’ ”
The woman, who was standing, appeared to have been shot in the arm, he said.
A resident along Aliston Place later said he saw a man who looked to be in his 20s hopping over a fence. He was in a flight mode, the resident said of the man. A second resident, several houses away and on the 2100 block of Allston Place, said police apprehend a man in a hoodie. Officers had their guns drawn and ordered the suspect to freeze, said the resident, who declined to give his name.
He described the scene as intense and said he was impressed with how quickly police responded.
Police closed off access to a portion of Clay Bank Road between Meadowlark and Sanderling drives.
Dave Colomb, 62, who lives on the 1300 block of Clay Bank Road, said the street gets a lot of traffic but nothing like the events Monday.
“We never had anything like this,” he said.
Monday’s incident is the second shooting since the President’s Day weekend began.
Naomy Rojas, 16, of Fairfield, was found dead early Saturday after a reported shooting on the 1400 block of Phoenix Drive. Police said Rojas died of an apparent gunshot would. Her body was found between the south fence of an apartment complex at 1427 Phoenix Drive and the nearby railroad tracks, about three hours after the shooting was reported.
Glen Faison and Robinson Kuntz contributed to this report. Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]