FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA

Crime-courts

4 shot in Fairfield neighborhood

By April 06, 2014

FAIRFIELD (UPDATE: 9:54 a.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014) — Police are investigating what was described as an “extremely volatile” shooting scene Saturday night in Fairfield where four people were shot.

The victims – all juveniles – were shot shortly before 10:30 p.m. in the vicinity of Camellia and Orchid streets. Two victims were found on the 200 block of Camellia Street, one with injuries that were described as severe. Another was found on Orchid Street. It was not clear Sunday where the fourth victim was found.

Police said they received calls of a large fight in front of a home where a large party was taking place on the 2400 block of Orchid Street. They soon received reports of gunshots in the area.

Four ambulances were called to the scene. Reports from the scene indicated that the victims were taken to NorthBay Medical Center. Traffic was blocked on Dahlia Street east of Heather Street.

Fairfield police called in backup from nearby agencies to help secure the scene, provide crowd control and to cover the city while Fairfield officers worked the crime scene. At least one fight broke out in the area as police were securing the scene.

The shootings occurred in the residential area behind the Mission Village Shopping Center, which fronts on North Texas Street just north of the Air Base Parkway crossing.

Officers were preparing to clear a home on the 2400 block of Orchid Street that reportedly had more than a dozen people inside. As they were doing so, those inside began to emerge, ultimately in single file.

Police also staged at NorthBay Medical Center in anticipation of the arrival of the shooting victims’ parents.

One victim was listed in critical condition but was stable Sunday morning, according to police. The conditions of the other three victims was not released, other than to say they were stable.

This is the second shooting along the North Texas Street corridor this week.

Federal and local police shot and injured two brothers in separate incidents – about 30 minutes apart – shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday on the 2700 block of North Texas Street – about three blocks north of Saturday’s shooting scene.

The brothers, Markell Davis, 27, of Fairfield, and Cory Davis, 33, of Suisun City, were suspects in what police describe as “brazen shootouts from moving vehicles” that occurred mid-February in Fairfield and Vacaville.

Police are seeking help from the public to identify and catch those responsible for Saturday’s shooting. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit at 428-7600, the 24-hour tip line at 428-7345, or Crime Stoppers at 664-7876. Callers may remain anonymous.

Adrienne Harris contributed to this report. Reach Glen Faison at 427-6925 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GlenFaison.

This version includes updates with the latest information available Sunday morning from police.

Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid fan of the NFL's Washington team, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He's a member of the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club and a board member for the Solano County Library Foundation. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.
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