The juveniles in the vehicle began to flee. The teen with the handgun shot twice into the vehicle as it sped away. The rounds struck the vehicle, but none of the occupants were injured.
The shooter and his accomplice are still outstanding at this time. The incident is still under investigation. Those with information should call the Antioch Police Department at 925-778-2441.
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Nov. 14, 5 p.m. Officers of the Antioch Police Department were dispatched to the area of westbound Highway 4 near Somersville Road on the report of a shooting that occurred inside a moving vehicle on the highway.
Upon arrival, officers found a vehicle that had struck the embankment on the north side of the highway near the Somersville Road exit. Riding in the vehicle were two adult males – Manuel and Rogelio Lopez, both 30-year-old Pittsburg residents – and two children, ages 7 and 8.
Officers learned that while driving westbound on Highway 4, the two adults began arguing and then physically fighting. The passenger drew a handgun and started shooting the driver. The passenger was also shot during the incident, but it is believed his injury was accidentally self-inflicted. The shooting caused the driver to crash the vehicle into the embankment. The passenger tried to flee, but was apprehended by police.
Both adults were transported to the hospital, where they were treated and released. The children were uninjured and placed in the custody of Child/Family Services. Upon release from the hospital, the passenger was arrested and booked into county jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and child endangerment
The incident is currently under investigation. Those with information should call the Antioch Police Department at 925-778-2441.