Suspect arrested after shooting near Ridgway HS in Santa Rosa

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SANTA ROSA (KRON) – Police say a gunman has been arrested in connection with a shooting that left a teen injured outside Ridgway High School Tuesday.

Police say two individuals got into a verbal fight in the street outside of the school which lead to the shooting.

The 16-year-old victim was hit twice by gunfire but is expected to survive.

Officers learned that the 17-year-old shooter handed the gun to another individual who then left campus with the weapon, police said.

The shooter went back to class at Ridgway High School, where he was taken into custody.

A second juvenile was briefly detained but later released after police determined he was not involved in the shooting.

Police are still actively searching for a possible accomplice, who they believe left the scene with a backpack containing the gun.

Just after 11:30 a.m., authorities lifted the lockdowns issued on Ridgway High School, Santa Rosa High School, and Santa Rosa Junior College.

Authorities said students will remain on campus and continue with their regular schedule.

Officials said in a press conference that the isolated shooting happened off-campus, near the intersection between Ridgeway and Morgan.

911 calls started coming in reporting a shooting just before 9 a.m.

The 17-year-old victim was shot in the abdomen but remains in stable condition at the hospital.

Police are reiterating this is not an active shooter situation and there is no violence on campus.

All students are safe and multiple officers are patrolling the area.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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