Gang Shootout Terrorizes Antioch Neighborhood

ANTIOCH (CBS SF) – A shooting in Antioch on Monday night that may have left a 19-year-old man paralyzed from the chest down, was preceded by an earlier shooting about two blocks away, but police don’t believe the shootings were related.

The first shooting happened at 4:07 p.m. in the 1500 block of Sycamore Drive. Police received a report of a large fight in the area and then a report of shots being fired.

When officers arrived, they found a 24-year-old Antioch man with a gunshot wound to his leg. He told officers he didn’t know who shot him, but said the gunfire came from a small black car. He was taken to a hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

The second shooting happened at about 9 p.m. in the 1700 block of Sycamore Drive. Officers were sent to the area after police received a report of several people shooting at each other.

”I saw muzzle flash, so I grabbed my granddaughter and wife and just pushed them inside,” said one neighbor. “It was really scary.”

When they arrived, they found a 19-year-old Antioch resident with a gunshot wound to his face.

KCBS’ Dave Padilla Reports:

Investigators also found shell casings from at least two different guns at the scene and bullet holes in several buildings and cars. It also appears that three stray bullets went through an apartment window and into the bedroom of a 9-year-old boy. Luckily, the boy was not in his bedroom at the time.

The victim was taken to a hospital, where he remained in a medically induced coma. Investigators believe the second shooting was gang-related.

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  • adam

    Gang control guys. Keep it up!

  • Mary travers

    Interesting how it is NEVER a hate crime when the victim is non-gay white and thugs are “people of color.” lock and load at the border people—and see what really goes on in many ghetto public schools—-training ground for prisons.

  • Barry O.

    Antioch and Pittsburg……..both toilets.

    • V

      Pittsburg is not, crime rate is down, grew up in Antioch went down the tubes…

  • Alec

    one witness said she moved from Richmond to get away from this gang stuff.,,if you know Sycamore ..50% of the residence are from the east bay…trying to get their kids away from violence, the gangs call that expansion of its turf…

  • No more

    There should be a Year ’round hunting season on gang weenies……..

  • Alec

    wish the area would ban section 8 housing

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