Two people were shot, one fatally, in Novato on Wednesday, according to the Marin County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Doug Pittman said a victim called 911 around 5:30 p.m. and reported that he had been shot and stabbed. Upon arrival, responding officers searched the area for a trio of suspects — who the victim said were behind the attacks — but turned up empty.
During their search, sheriff's deputies found a second victim on a hillside, also suffering from gunshot wounds.
The victims have been transported to an area hospital, Pittman said. Sheriff's officials later confirmed one of the victims died. The other is in serious condition.
No arrests have been made, and the suspects remained at large late Wednesday. Marin Search and Rescue will assist in searching the valley in and around the crime scene Thursday morning, along with canines, sheriff's officials said.
On Twitter, Marin County Sheriff's deputies said the incident occurred at the end of Fairway Drive, near St. Andrews Drive. Pittman, however, told NBC Bay Area, it remains unclear where the shooting took place.
A letter sent out Wednesday by the Novato Unified School District indicated that Novato High School students were involved in the shooting. It did not say whether those students were suspects or victims. The letter went on to say classes have been canceled Thursday.
Sheriff's deputies were still on the scene late Wednesday and were expected to remain overnight as they processed the scene, sheriff's officials said. Police initially asked people who live nearby to shelter in place and asked others to avoid the area. They later said there is no threat to nearby residents.