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* D’Nedric Kelly arrested by Pinole police in connection to shooting at Pinole Valley High School

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Pinole police have arrested a 19-year-old man and are seeking a second suspect in connection with a shooting that injured a juvenile near the track at Pinole Valley High School this afternoon. Officers responded to the school at 2900 Pinole Valley Road just after 4 p.m. on reports of a large fight at the school’s track, where a meet was taking place between Pinole Valley, El Cerrito and De Anza high schools, police said.As police were heading to the campus, other callers reported hearing gunshots in the area. Arriving officers found several groups fighting on the track and large crowds running from the area.Investigators determined a shooting occurred in the school’s parking lot near the track and Pinole police, with assistance from Hercules and San Ramon police, and the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, set up a perimeter to search for potential victims and suspects.Police said a juvenile victim was found suffering a gunshot wound to his hand. His injury is not life-threatening.Officers then located a suspect, Richmond resident D’Nedric Kelly, at the Original Red Onion restaurant, north of the school, police said. He was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm on a school campus, possession of a concealed firearm, and carrying a loaded firearm to commit a felony. Police said he was found with a loaded firearm. Police said tonight they are also seeking a second suspect, who is described as a young black male, about 6 feet tall with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a sleeveless shirt and dark, loose-fitting pants, and was running north along the Pinole Creek toward the Pinole Valley Shopping Center.West Contra Costa Unified School District spokesman Marin Trujillo said this afternoon no students involved in the multi-school track meet were injured in the shooting.Pinole Valley High School will be open at regular hours Thursday with heightened security, Trujillo said.The shooting remains under investigation and anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call Pinole police Detective Justin Rogers at (510) 724-8958.

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