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Suspect Who Fired Gun In Front Of Off Duty Hayward Police Arrested After Search

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Hayward police have arrested a suspect who they say tried to shoot a victim on the street in front of some plainclothes police officers this afternoon. The officers witnessed the shooting near the intersection of Tyrrell Avenue and Harris Road at about 3:10 p.m., police Sgt. Eric Krimm said. The suspect ran away and police set up a perimeter to search for him. Nearby Tyrrell Elementary School, which had already released most students for the day, was placed on lockdown, Krimm said. Within an hour police located a suspect believed to be the shooter. He did not hit his intended target, and no one was injured by the gunfire, Krimm said. As of 4:05 p.m. the lockdown was still in place, according to Hayward Unified School District receptionist Debra Sparks. Students who were on campus for after-school programming were being kept inside and parents were told to pick up students from the main office, Sparks said. Police were about to dismantle the perimeter and lift the lockdown at the school around that time, Krimm said.

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