Man Shot In Antioch; Suspect On The Loose After Police Chase
ANTIOCH (CBS SF) – A 25-year-old man was injured in a shooting in Antioch Wednesday morning that involved a suspect who led police on a multi-county chase, a police lieutenant said.
The shooting occurred around 9:45 a.m. in the 4500 block of Pampas Circle, Antioch police Lt. Tammany Brooks said.
Brooks said officers arrived at the scene to find the victim, an Antioch resident, suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.
The man was taken to a hospital with injuries that are not considered life-threatening.
The shooter, who was still at the scene when police arrived, got into a car and tried to ram a patrol car head-on, the lieutenant said.
The suspect then accelerated away, leading police on a chase through Antioch, Brentwood, Discovery Bay and into Stockton.
Brentwood police and local sheriff’s deputies also aided in the pursuit.
Antioch police called off the chase in Brentwood and police were still trying to locate the shooter, said Brooks.
The shooter and victim appear to know each other, and the victim was believed to have been the intended target, he said.
Detectives have not yet established a motive for the shooting, but Brooks said there is nothing to indicate that it was gang-related.
The investigation into the shooting was ongoing.
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