FAIRFIELD — Fairfield police said that two people shot Thursday near Laurel Creek Park have critical injuries, but are expected to survive.
One victim is a 27-year-old Fairfield resident who was shot in the hip and the hand. The other is a 29-year-old Fairfield resident who was shot in the torso, according to a police press release issued Friday.
The 7:20 p.m. Thursday shooting took place at Willow Lane and Balsam Court, which is near Peppertree Drive. Police have said they believe vehicles were involved in the shooting, but have released little information beyond that. The two victims showed up at NorthBay Medical Center on their own.
The shooting took place several hundred yards from a baseball field at Laurel Creek Park where children were playing T-ball and baseball. People at the games said they heard five to 10 loud gunshots and that the coaches moved the children to the dugouts.
Fairfield has seen a rash of shootings this year, including four homicides. Police have made arrests in three of the homicides.
Anyone with information about Thursday’s shooting 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, the press release said.
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