Upon arrival, officers found a 24-year-old male Antioch resident suffering from a single gunshot wound to his leg. The victim reported that the shots were fired from a small, black car by an unknown assailant. The victim was treated at a local hospital and is expected to survive.
The second shooting occurred at 9 p.m. in the 1700 block of Sycamore. Officers responded to the report of several subjects shooting at each other. Upon arrival, officers found a 19-year-old male Antioch resident suffering from a gunshot wound to his face. The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was placed in a medically induced coma.
Despite the threat of paralysis from the chest down, he is expected to survive. Officers on scene found casings from several types of weapons. Several cars and buildings were hit by stray bullets, but no other victims were located.
The shooting appears to be gang related.
April 10, 1:52 p.m. Officers of the Antioch Police Department responded to the report of a drive-by shooting in the vicinity of Sycamore Drive and Banyan Way.
Upon arrival, officers located the suspect vehicle and attempted to stop it. In the vehicle pursuit that ensued, one of the suspects jumped out of his vehicle in the vicinity of Lemontree Way. He was apprehended by officers and found in possession of a handgun.
The suspect vehicle ultimately crashed into a small wall in front of a residence on Gloucester Court. The driver and rear passenger were taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit. Evidence of the shooting was discovered at 1600 Sycamore Drive. No victims were located, but a building in the vicinity was struck by several rounds.
All three suspects – an 18-year-old male Bay Point resident and two 21-year-old male Antioch residents – were arrested on multiple charges related to the shooting and other offenses. Those with information regarding this case should call the Antioch Police Department at 925-778-2441.
April 24, 5:17 p.m. A 24-year-old Pittsburg resident arrived alone at a local hospital suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He apparently drove himself to the hospital after being shot at an unknown location in Antioch. The victim claims the shooting occurred when he stopped his car to look at his phone. The victim refused to cooperate with the investigation. The wounds do not appear to be life threatening.
April 25, 9:35 p.m. A female on the 2200 Block of Pinenut Way called the Antioch Police Department to report that her ex-boyfriend showed up at her house with a gun. She escaped the house while her ex-boyfriend began an argument with other residents inside. The female called 911 and advised she could hear shots being fired inside her house. Her ex-boyfriend then fled the house on foot.
Officers arrived to find a 26-year-old male dead from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was a roommate of the female caller, and was not involved romantically with her.
The suspect, a 30-year-old Antioch resident, was taken into custody shortly after 12:30 a.m. at another location in Antioch. No other suspects are outstanding.
Investigators are still conducting interviews, and further information will follow. Those with information regarding this case should call Detective Castillo at 925-779-6933.