1 student killed, 1 injured in shooting outside Minnesota school
One student was killed and another critically injured in a shooting outside a suburban Minneapolis school on Tuesday, police confirmed.
The latest: Police said Wednesday that the shooting at South Education Center in Richfield followed a dispute involving five students.
- Students Alfredo Rosario Solis, 19, and Fernando Valdez-Alvarez, 18, were arrested Tuesday in connection to the shooting, police said.
What happened: Officers arrived at South Education Center just after noon to find two students shot outside the school, Richfield police chief Jay Henthorne said at a news conference Tuesday.
- Both students were taken to the hospital, where one died. The other remains in critical condition.
- The suspects had fled the scene.
The victim: Jahmari Rice, a high school student who had transferred to South Education Center this week, was identified by friends and a family attorney as the boy killed by the gunfire, the Star Tribune reports.
- "Jahmari had heart. He was a good kid," his former football coach told the paper.
The response: School and local leaders expressed shock over the shooting, which triggered afternoon lockdowns at several nearby schools.
- "Richfield has long been a close-knit, safe and welcoming community," the City Council said in a joint statement. "Everyone in our community deserves to feel safe in their schools and in their community, and today this safety was threatened."
What's next: A vigil for the victim was planned for Wednesday.
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