Police Investigate Shooting Near Armijo High School in Fairfield

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FAIRFIELD -- Police confirm that a shooting took place Friday evening around 5 p.m. near Armijo High School in Fairfield.

The Fairfield Police Department received several calls reporting a shooting in the area of Bell Avenue and Washington Street which was subsequently closed.

Officers determined there was a gun battle between two groups at the intersection. Officials say there were two victims; a 16-year-old and an 18-year-old.

Fairfield police confirmed 16-year-old, Ahmar Willis, died. Willis was from Fairfield.

The older victim is in critical condition; police say he is from Vallejo. No further details about him are available at this time.

Football players of Armijo High and other students had to run from the game they'd just started with Bethel of Vallejo and into lock down spaces.

"In my mind I was telling myself not to worry 'cuz there were a lot of people here and not to worry and I'm gonna  be okay.  But I was still scared because you never know if the shooter's here.. there," said Armijo offensive left tackle ,Jose Zuniga.

Police say two suspects fled the scene and, as a precaution, Armijo High School was locked down.  The two suspects were located and arrested within an hour of the shooting.  The high school remained closed while officials finished their investigation.

There is no longer a threat to the community, police say.

Shannika Crawford was searching for her son Issac.

"He called me and said he was on lock down and then the phone hung up so that really made me nervous," said Crawford.

One suspect was located at a house near the school and the other was located on campus, police say.  Roughly 500 people were in the high school's gym, as they walked out one by one, police spotted the suspect.

Two hours after shots were fired, students were released into a parking lot to be reunited with family.

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