Police say a gun used in a shooting outside a Northern California high school was discovered and that both the injured victim and the defendant are connected with street gangs.
A Santa Rosa police statement said Wednesday that detectives decided that a student drove away with the gun used in the shooting out Ridgway High School. It was discovered missing in some bushes.
Police say the 17-year-old defendant and the 16-year-old victim were involved in a dispute which culminated in the shooting Tuesday.
It led to a lockdown for thousands of students and staffers at three colleges. The defendant went into a classroom to the lockdown and was later detained.
The gun contained two spent cartridges and four live rounds of ammunition. It was reported stolen in 2016.