ANTIOCH (KCBS) — Antioch Police are asking for the public’s help in solving of one of two murders that took place in a seven-hour period this week.
Police continued to investigate the death of a 70-year-old man who was found Tuesday night at a home on the 4400 block of Horseshoe Circle around 5:30 p.m.
His name had not been released, but according to Police Lt. Diane Aguinaga he seemed to have suffered head trauma. Investigators were awaiting autopsy results to learn the cause of death.
Anguinaga said a person was seen driving away from the man’s home around the time police were called.
Police have identified a possible suspect in the case and were working to locate that person, but had not released the suspect’s name, she said.
Aguinaga said the motive remained under investigation but that police did not believe the death was a robbery gone bad. Police also said the victim’s car, a 2009 gold BMW 325i, was missing.
About seven hours later, police were called about a young man, who was fatally shot at the 1900 block of 19th Street at D Street near Fremont Elementary School and Antioch High School, about 12:25 a.m.
“The kid, well, I guess he was an adult, was riding a scooter home after being at a friend’s house and somebody came by and shot him,” Aguinaga said.
Zguinaga said that the shooting was gang-related and identified the victim as 21-year-old Roberto Lopez adding that he was s a gang member from the Nortenos.
Aguinaga said witnesses reported seeing two groups exchanging fire.
Medical personnel and police performed life-saving measures, but Lopez later succumbed to his injuries at a hospital, according to police.
Juan Maravilla said there had been three shootings on that corner in the past month and that one young man was shot twice.
The Antioch Police Department continued to investigate the case, Aguinaga said. Anyone with information on the shooting was encouraged to contact Antioch police at (925) 779-6894.
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