RICHFIELD, Minn. — One student is dead and another is in critical condition after a shooting outside a school in Richfield Tuesday.
At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Richfield Police Chief Jay Henthorne told reporters the two victims were shot on a sidewalk outside the District 287 South Education Center around 12:07 p.m., and the suspect or suspects fled in a vehicle immediately afterwards.
The two students were rushed to Hennepin County Medical Center, where one was pronounced dead and the other is reportedly in critical condition.
Richfield police said Tuesday evening that two suspects were arrested in connection to the shooting. Officials said a gun was also recovered, however it’s unclear if it’s the gun that was used in Tuesday’s shooting. Police say they’re not currently looking for any other suspects.
Law enforcement has not identified the victims; however, Richfield High School football coach Kris Pulford confirmed the teen killed was teen Jahmari Rice, son of local activist Cortez Rice.
Squads from multiple departments were dispatched to the South Education Center just after noon on reports of a shooting with injuries.