One teen was fatally shot and another is in jail in the city of Dixon’s first homicide since 2008.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested about 3 p.m. Saturday in Vacaville after he was identified overnight as the suspect in fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy Friday night in Dixon. The Vacaville Police Department made the arrest without incident.
The incident occurred about 8 p.m. in Northwest Park. The victim was treated and taken to Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center, but died from the injures, authorities said. His name was not released.
“This was not a random act,” said Jon Cox, Dixon police chief. “We know that there were two groups of teens that were in the park.”
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He said there is not yet enough evidence to say whether the shooting was gang-related, but that is being investigated.
“Dixon is a very small town. This is something we are very unaccustomed to. We are all in shock,” Cox said. “It’s been a very difficult night and day.”
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