PITTSBURG (BCN) – Police are investigating the shooting of a 17-year-old boy in the parking lot of a Pittsburg Jack in the Box restaurant early Sunday, police Lt. Brian Addington said.

An employee at the restaurant, located at 2135 Railroad Ave., heard gunfire and reported the shooting at 2:30 a.m.

By the time police arrived, all parties had fled. Officers saw blood on the asphalt but the victim was gone.

The teenager, a Pittsburg resident, later showed up at Kaiser Permanente in Antioch where he was treated for a gunshot wound to his bicep and released.

“The victim was driven to the hospital by his friends,” Addington said.

Investigators believe the shooting was preceded by a heated confrontation between the shooter and the victim, who was accompanied by about four friends, Addington said.

After the exchange, the suspect pulled a handgun out of his gold, four-door sedan and shot the victim in the arm, police said.

Police are still trying to determine what sparked the confrontation.

“We don’t know whether the incident was gang-related, but an investigation is under way,” Addington said.”

The suspect remains at large. Witnesses described him as an approximately 20-year-old black man with dreadlocked hair, wearing a white T-shirt and black shorts.

Comments (6)
  1. bandit says:

    What the hell are 17 yr olds doing out at 2:30am? On a school night even? Go home and you won’t get hurt! DUH!!!!

  2. Mary Jane Long says:

    Now this story is quite misleading. The Jack-in-the Box referred to is located in Pittsburg — not Antioch. Get your facts straight!

  3. Morris Soublet says:

    Come on Mary Jane, the more important point of the story is that the 17 yr old was out pass 2 am and that a 20 yr old thought it was okay to settle a dispute with a gun.

  4. No name says:

    The story was taken place at Pittsburg BUT he later showed up at Kaiser Permanente in Antioch where he was treated. Read correctly and you’ll understand better Mary Jane. 🙂

  5. MJ says:

    Well, considering there was a drive by shooting which left one person dead on the street I live on here iin Antioch recently, may as well give Antioch the violent credit it deserves.

  6. Jah Bless says:

    Yep, that boy had no business out that time in the 1st place. He shouls of had his a** in bed! If you notice when it gets around 10:00pm, you’d wanna have yourself off the streets because all the gangsters, thugs, & hoodlums like to roam around that time (9:35ish to around 3:00amish). Most likely someone will end up snitching and telling the police everything they need to know just like ‘First 48’.

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