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Shots Fired in Gunbattle at Orchild and Atlantic in Fairfield

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A brief gun battle sent a bullet flying into a Fairfield home this afternoon, according to police. The shots were reported at Orchid Street and Atlantic Avenue just after 1:30 p.m., according to Sgt. Randy Boggs. Residents told police that two males on bicycles and a male near a parked black vehicle had exchanged shots after arguing for several minutes, Boggs said. At least two shots were fired, one of which struck a home on the 2600 block of Orchid Street.

The home was not occupied at the time, but a living room window was damaged. The vehicle associated with the shooting drove away, and the bicyclists were seen fleeing south on foot after abandoning their bikes, Boggs said. They were seen entering the side yard of a home on the 300 block of Dahlia Street, and police detained the residents of that home while they searched the home, but did not locate the suspects.

The suspect in the black vehicle was described only as a black male, and the bicyclists were described as black males in their late teens or early 20s, both with dreadlock-style hair, Boggs said. One was wearing a red shirt and camouflage-style shorts, and the other was wearing a black shirt and black pants. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Fairfield police at (707) 428-7300.

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