FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield-Suisun School District made grief counseling available Tuesday at Fairfield High School, where a 16-year-old Fairfield girl who was shot and killed early Saturday attended school.
Counseling will continue as needed, district Secondary Education Director Sheila McCabe said. It was the first day of classes since the shooting that occurred over the long Presidents Day holiday weekend.
“We let staff know and students know the counseling is available,” she said. “Students as they need to are able to come in.”
Sometimes counseling is in groups and sometimes one-on-one, McCabe said. It depends on the needs of the individual as they process what has taken place.
The district used its school psychologists and had counseling support from the Children’s Nurturing Project, McCabe said.
Police on Monday updated the sequence of events related to the case. Police also released a photo Monday of Naomy Rojas, who was found dead between the south fence of an apartment complex at 1427 Phoenix Drive, and the nearby railroad tracks.
The investigation continued Tuesday.
A moment of blessing conducted by the group Faith Partners Against Crime is scheduled to take place at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday near where Rojas was killed, the Rev. David Isom said.
Police received calls of shots fired at 1:20 a.m. Saturday within a half-mile radius of the 1400 block of Phoenix Drive, Lt. Stephen Crane said in a Monday press release to update the status of the investigation. Officers responded to the area and checked what authorities describe as a “densely populated neighborhood,” but did not find anything.
Rojas, who police said died as a result of an apparent gunshot wound, was found shortly after 4:15 a.m. Saturday after police received a call that a shooting victim was found in the area.
Authorities said they believe numerous other people were present when Rojas was shot, but fled after the shooting. Detectives are working to find those who may have witnessed the fatal shooting.
It’s Fairfield’s second homicide of the year. Terrell Brumfield, 21, of Fairfield, was shot several times at approximately 8 p.m. Jan. 3 while he was in the common green area behind the El Verano Court section at the Parkway Gardens condominium complex. He died at the scene.
No arrests have been made in connection with Brumfield’s death. Police said they believe several people witnessed that fatal shooting as well, but none have not come forward.
Anyone with information about either deadly shooting is asked to call the Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit at 428-7600, the 24-hour tip line at 428-7345 or Crime Stoppers at 644-7867. Callers may remain anonymous.
Barry Eberling contributed to this report. Reach Glen Faison at 427-6925 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GlenFaison.