Police Hunt for Suspects After Fatal Shooting of HS Students

One student was killed, another wounded in quiet California community
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted May 26, 2016 5:59 PM CDT
Marin County Sheriff and Novato police members gather at a command post to form a massive manhunt following at attack on two students Wednesday in California.   (Robert Tong/Marin Independent Journal via AP)

(Newser) – An "upscale country club community" in Northern California is on edge after two high-school students were shot—one of them fatally—Wednesday evening on a local hiking trail, the AP reports. According to ABC 7, police have arrested at least one suspect and are looking for two more. No information about the victims or suspects has been released. The attack took place at a waterfall near Marin Country Club in Novato, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Both Novato High School students were shot. One of them, who had also been stabbed, hiked a third of a mile in order to get cellphone reception and call 911. The other student died as he was being airlifted out of the canyon.

The survivor told police there were three suspects and has given them some leads. On Thursday, authorities raided a home near where the attack occurred. Police haven't identified a motive for the crime but say the two students appeared to be targeted. Authorities say there is no ongoing threat to residents. "It's so quiet here typically," a neighbor tells ABC 7. (Read more murder stories.)

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