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2 suspects arrested after fatal shooting near a Minnesota school

Shooting near Minnesota school
Posted at 4:24 PM, Feb 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-01 23:16:34-05

RICHFIELD, Minn — Two suspects were arrested and a handgun was recovered following a shooting outside a school in Richfield, Minnesota, authorities said.

The shooting left a student dead and another critically injured.

Police chief Jay Henthorne called the incident a “tragic day in the city of Richfield.”

Police officers found the two students with injuries outside the school Tuesday afternoon.

Special agents from the ATF and FBI also responded to the scene.

Both students taken to a hospital and one of them died after arriving.

Nearby schools immediately went into lockdown.

The lockdowns were lifted after police initially searched the area and did not find the suspects.

The suspects were found after police acted on search warrants at two different addresses, authorities said.