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Police keep lid on Friday shooting investigation

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From page A3 | August 24, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Police were tight-lipped Saturday about a shooting Friday night on Dana Drive that left two men hospitalized.

The gunfire was reported at 8:46 p.m. on the 1100 block of Dana Drive.

Police found that two men walked to the nearby NorthBay Medical Center, and that some 36 shots were fired on Dana Drive in what they described Saturday in a press release as a large crime scene. Several vehicles were also damaged.

The men were reported as stable Saturday at the hospital and were expected to survive.

Witnesses at the scene Friday night described a hail of gunfire. Police confirmed Friday night that two people were shot, and updated their condition Saturday, along with a brief report on the scope of the investigation.

It was the second consecutive Friday night during which someone was shot in Fairfield. It was also the second shooting in recent months along Dana Drive that left people wounded.

Three people were shot shortly after 8:30 p.m. Aug. 15 on the 1800 block of San Jose Court. One of the victims was transported from Travis Boulevard and Union Avenue where police had stopped a car after the shooting. The two other shooting victims arrived on their own at NorthBay Medical Center.

Dana Drive is a short road that roughly forms a triangle with Pennsylvania Avenue and B. Gale Wilson Boulevard, across Pennsylvania Avenue and east of Solano Town Center mall and across B. Gale Wilson Boulevard and south of NorthBay Medical Center. It consists of various apartment complexes. Those on the south side of the road back onto the Linear Park.

Residents there are no strangers to violence. That violence – along with other criminal activity – was so pronounced two years ago that police initiated efforts similar to those seen more recently in the violence-prone Parkway Gardens neighborhood. Shootings along Dana Drive have continued.

Two men were shot shortly after 8 p.m. April 21 on the 1100 block of Dana Drive. One man was found in the parking lot of an apartment complex and another walked to nearby NorthBay Medical Center.

Shots were fired into an apartment complex at around 10 p.m. July 15, 2013, on the 1200 block of Dana Drive. No one was injured, but two women were standing in front of the complex at the time of the shooting. A separate shooting an hour later about a mile away on the 200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue left three men injured.

A 16-year-old boy was shot in the hand at approximately 12:30 p.m. Nov. 5, 2012, on the 1100 block of Dana Drive in what police described as a dispute over a dog.

That shooting was the latest in a string of shootings that left people injured in the neighborhood: Three people were shot at about 12:45 a.m. Sept. 16, 2012, on the 1200 block of Dana Drive; and a man was shot and seriously injured shortly after 9:45 p.m. July 18, 2012, while he was standing in front of an apartment on the 1100 block of Dana Drive.

The September 2012 incident led to a neighborhood meeting where police discussed safe-neighborhood and crime-prevention options that are available to residents and property managers.

Police installed high-resolution cameras along Dana Drive in April 2013 in an attempt to curb violence and other criminal activity in the neighborhood. One is located at each end of the street, one at Pennsylvania Avenue and one at B. Gale Wilson Boulevard. A third is located near the middle of the block.

Anyone with information about Friday’s shooting is asked to call the 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 [email protected] 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 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 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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  • Failing PoliceAugust 24, 2014 - 3:48 am

    What a re-run. Plus if they installed high resolution cameras back in 2013 then why dont they have the suspect vehicle already? Why does Fairfield PD never give any suspect info and never catch the bad guys?

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  • rahAugust 24, 2014 - 4:35 am

    Playing on the computers looking for women .

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  • perreynoidAugust 24, 2014 - 9:57 am

    @Rah-LMAO. They're never going to live that one down, are they? That was too funny.

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  • nonchalantAugust 24, 2014 - 7:36 am

    Duh the police may be the suspects they do other crimes duh they love shooting people

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  • MattAugust 24, 2014 - 8:27 am

    I'm willing to bet the police didn't drive up Dana dr., fire off 36 rounds, and then speed away and no one is reporting suspects yet. We all know the profile of who did this. It's not gonna lead to any arrest and in 6 months Dana dr will have another huge shooting over a drug deal gone bad. Lucky no one died this time.

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  • perreynoidAugust 24, 2014 - 10:01 am

    Is "police are keeping a tight lid on the shooting" code for "The police don't have any leads or suspects, and the "victims" aren't cooperating?

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  • John DoeAugust 24, 2014 - 8:44 am

    Think of the time & money Fairfield could save if there police officers used a pre-screened dating service while at work.

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  • Tom ChalkAugust 24, 2014 - 9:57 am

    And so it continues. Fairfield is at its lowest ebb in the 50+ years I have lived here.

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  • StreetwiseAugust 24, 2014 - 5:55 pm

    WOW, I thought I read where John Mraz's crime program was working & crime was down. Remember folks, when you hear that crack of gun fire in Fairfield "duck & cover". I’ve ducked so many times I’m growing feathers.

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  • rhcAugust 24, 2014 - 1:28 pm

    What's the deal with FF PD. And online dating ??

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  • Perry MasonAugust 24, 2014 - 2:33 pm

    for the most part they have cops in the investigation bureau that have no idea what they are doing. I know everyone seems to blame the DA's office, but they can only work with what they have. FFPD detectives are all pretty inept. They are a very young group of guys who get there training from watching TV. It's really the reason why the DA's office has a 23% conviction rate. Poor investigations and lack of follow up.

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  • Keeping it realAugust 24, 2014 - 6:56 pm

    Perry, the DA's office does NOT have a 23% conviction rate. That number comes from an erroneous report put out by the AOC. The AOC acknowledged their mistake. The Daily Republic has been given on more than one occasion the letter from the AOC acknowledging their numbers were wrong. The DR did not publish the accurate numbers because it seems they had a political motive to get involved in the leadership of the DA's office. Sorry you never got the news. On your point about the investigations, I could not agree more! The DA's case is always as good as the investigation. Solano got hoodwinked!

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