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Vallejo police are still investigating an exchange of gunfire outside a home on Sawyer Street that injured two people late Saturday afternoon, a police sergeant said. Police received multiple calls around 5:30 p.m. about shots being fired and people running in the street, Sgt. Jeff Bassett said. Investigators believe the gunfire was exchanged between people attending a house party in the 300 block of Sawyer Street and possibly the occupants of a white vehicle found with bullet holes at Sawyer Street and Gateway Drive, Bassett said.
Some of the people involved in the shooting ran back into the house, Bassett said. The owner of the house consented to a search, and police found a 9mm handgun, Bassett said. One victim, a 20-year-old man, suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center, Bassett said. Another victim, a 19-year-old man, was shot in his right arm and went to the NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield. Police believe both victims in the white vehicle and might have been at the party before the shots were fired, Bassett said.
Three adults and a juvenile were arrested. One of the adults, 19-year-old Matthew Gulette, of Fairfield, remains in custody, and the rest have been released, Bassett said. Gullette was arrested for assault with a firearm, providing false identification, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance, Bassett said. Police believe Gullette was inside the house where the party was being held before the shots were exchanged, Bassett said. Investigators also believe the shootings were part of an ongoing confrontation among the participants, who police said knew each other and had exchanged threats on the Internet.
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