Violent Crime

Three People Shot In Suspected Fairfield Drug Deal Monday Night

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Fairfield police said three people were shot during what is believed to be a drug deal late Wednesday night. The shootings happened around 11 p.m. in the 200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, Sgt. Troy Oviatt said. One of the shooting victims, a 24-year-old Fairfield resident, was found in a vehicle that was leaving the shooting scene. The victim had been shot four times and suffered serious injuries, Oviatt said. Police found two other shooting victims in the 200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. A 25-year-old Fairfield resident suffered a gunshot wound in the shoulder, and a 21-year-old Fairfield resident suffered a gunshot wound in his wrist, Oviatt said. All three victims, who have an extensive criminal history and contacts with police for drug possession, drug dealing and felony assault, are expected to survive, Oviatt said. Police found a loaded assault rifle with an extended magazine and a large quantity of methamphetamine at the shooting scene. The shooting suspects are still at large, Oviatt said.

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