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A makeshift memorial is erected for Naomy Rojas between the south fence of an apartment complex at 1427 Phoenix Drive in Fairfield and the nearby railroad tracks, Sunday. Police found Rojas, 16, of Fairfield, dead of an apparent gunshot wound while investigating a reported shooting shortly after 4:15 a.m. Saturday. (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic)

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FAIRFIELD — Police continued their investigation Sunday into a shooting early Saturday that claimed the life of a local girl.

Naomy Rojas, 16, of Fairfield, was found dead between the south fence of an apartment complex at 1427 Phoenix Drive and the nearby railroad tracks, Lt. Stephen Crane reports.

Rojas, who died as a result of an apparent gunshot wound, was found while police were investigating a reported shooting shortly after 4:15 a.m. Saturday, Crane reports.

The Police Department’s service call log indicates that police received a call of shots fired at 1:20 a.m. Saturday on Phoenix Drive.

Candles and flowers formed a memorial, Sunday, between the apartment complex and the train tracks.

Detectives are working to find those who may have been present when Rojas was shot, Crane said in a press release about the investigation.

It’s Fairfield’s second homicide of the year.

Anyone with information about the shooting of Rojas is asked to call the Fairfield Police Department Major Crimes Unit at 428-7600, the 24-hour tip line at 428-7345 or Crime Stoppers at 644-7867. Callers may remain anonymous.

Reach Glen Faison at 427-6925 or gfaison@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GlenFaison.

Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He has 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 Washington Redskins fan, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.
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  • Gone OutathereFebruary 17, 2014 - 5:06 am

    Fairfield is the Ghetto and has been for years. California is the Ghetto. Fairfield was known as Fearfield in 2001. I left kalifornia good riddance

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  • MattFebruary 17, 2014 - 5:20 am

    Thanks for your inciteful and clearly well-educated opinions. This is really messed up who attacks a kid? 16 years old is way to young.

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  • So sadFebruary 17, 2014 - 2:23 pm

    Sad story. We will likely find out it was gang related. The comments from her friend are really sad. Why is this girl out so late ? The lack of respect for life is what has brought this on. It started when abortion was legalized and when men and women had children with no intention of being married. Throw away children, throw away marriages. No time for God. I worked with the down, the out, the unloved, the drug users, the abusers and the abused for over 15 years and some many without hope. Our hope lies beyond this world but we each have a choice it is called free will. Our bad choices can affect our lives in a bad way but they also affect others for generations to come.

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  • Just WonderingFebruary 17, 2014 - 5:18 am

    So if the shooting happened at 1:20 am why was her body found 3 hours later?? Or am I misunderstanding something?

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  • Blanca BotwinFebruary 17, 2014 - 7:40 am

    The shooting happened on Phoenix Drive. I'm sure investigators went to the row of apartments on Phoenix Drive, since that's where the call originated. He was found BEHIND Phoenix Drive,behind the apartments,on the other side of a tall fence,next to the Rail Road tracks.I think that's now considered Suisun,not Fairfield, and I think 3 hours, in the dead of night, in the pitch black, is a reasonable amount of time. A better question you should have, is WHY a 16 yo was out at 1:30 AM. I know mine wasn't.

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  • CD BrooksFebruary 17, 2014 - 7:52 am

    Blanca, it was a young girl and we may never learn the truth.

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  • Jamie HerreraFebruary 17, 2014 - 1:09 pm

    It's funny how everybody will talk about how ghetto our city is but nobody is going to get out of there selfs and make a change in our city we have young kids out there gangbanging because they have no idea how to be a real person because apparently their parents don't know how to be parents or there drunk high or something and it's people like me that want to make a change from my children and try and be a better role model for my nieces and nephews and my own children maybe it's time for you guys to step out of yourselves and try to do something for the community and help other people and try to encourage our youth and young adults to do better with their lives to do something positive in my life other then just drinking smoking chilling.

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  • Mr. VatoFebruary 17, 2014 - 4:45 pm

    I don't have young ones out there gangbangin, never did, never will. Fairfield Ghetto?! A lot of this can be blamed on the red/blue, north/south & a certain factor. I remember what Fairfield was like back in the 70's & early 80's. One only needs to ask what that factor is.

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  • Mr. VatoFebruary 17, 2014 - 9:04 am

    Gotta love the 40's & the Vodka bottle at the memorial. Total gang area. Seeing more tagging in this area & over at Bristol/Tabor.

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  • Snuggle bunnyFebruary 17, 2014 - 10:49 am

    Condolences to the family and friends of this young girl who lost her life way to soon!!! Hopefully this type of thing will end someday??? And soon

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  • EstrellaFebruary 17, 2014 - 11:26 am

    I just cant belive it what happen... i just to live in fairfield nd i just to go to the East, we just to fight alot Naomy nd be koo againq, know i just saw facebook nd everrythinq is about yuh, im sowwy nd i wish to had the oportunity to talk to yuh nd kick it like yuh always wanted R.i.p naomy rojas

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  • Thanks for sharingFebruary 17, 2014 - 6:00 pm

    Public Schools on display....The taxpayer pulled welfare wagon awaits you.

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  • Former FF ResidentFebruary 17, 2014 - 11:32 pm

    Would you like to try this again so that the rest of America can understand? And I agree with Mr. Vato completely... Great place to grow up in during the 70's & 80's. Now its just Vallejo & Richmond revisited...

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  • SadFebruary 17, 2014 - 1:08 pm

    We understand that they have identified her, but what about how she was found? Was someone with her and they let police know where she was, did they stumble upon her?

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  • Rich GiddensFebruary 17, 2014 - 2:19 pm

    The cops and politicians are demonstrable failures in all of this. What a joke---as they pay crocodile tear lip service to "Black History Month" the black dead bodies keep piling up. Enough! Dismantle and defund the welfare society and police state that are causing the carnage! Don't let government continue to lie by saying "we don't have enough resources, give us more tax money for welfare and cops!".

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  • KillaCaliiFebruary 26, 2014 - 3:19 pm

    California is not Ghetto. There's just places that are rough. There's crime everywhere. Don't talk things about California. You obviesly lived there for a reason. Gotta be street smart. Not just book smart. Why was she out at that time in the first place? We lived In a messed up world now. Not just "California" so keep yo rude ass comments to yo self homie.

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