Two students were shot on the sidewalk outside of a school in Richfield, Minnesota, on Tuesday, one of whom died and the other of whom is in critical condition, according to authorities.
The assault occurred at midday outside the South Education Center, and the suspects fled the scene, according to Richfield Police Chief Jay Henthorne, who spoke to reporters.
The exact cause of the incident is still being investigated by authorities.
Two unidentified individuals were taken into custody in connection with the shooting when police executed “simultaneous search warrants” at two different residences about 6 p.m. on the same day.
According to an update from the Richfield Police Department on Tuesday.
According to authorities, they also recovered a handgun.
At this moment, officers are not on the lookout for any additional potential suspects.
In addition to responding to the scene and assisting with the investigation was the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).
Erica Barlow, the principal of the nearby Richfield Middle School, informed parents of the occurrence through a letter addressed to their children’s schools.
“The officers were wearing bullet-proof vests and had their firearms drawn.
Because they were in class at the time, it is doubtful that many pupils were present to witness the incident “She sent a letter.
In the case that your child becomes aware of the incident, it is critical that you are informed of it because some children may be negatively affected by this type of news.