Discovery Bay Man Fatally Shot After Sideshow Turns Violent

DISCOVERY BAY (CBS SF) — Authorities are searching for suspects who fatally shot a man early Sunday morning in Discovery Bay, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies believe the shooting resulted from a confrontation over a sideshow in the neighborhood.

Officers responded to a call around 12:43 a.m. and found the man — a 48-year-old Discovery Bay resident — lying on the street in the 1700 block of Wilde Drive, according to sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee.

Neighbors told KPIX 5 said the victim leaves behind a wife and two children.

The man was unresponsive and suffering from gunshot wounds, according to Lee. Despite life-saving measures by the fire department and ambulance personnel, the man was later pronounced dead, Lee said.

Two cars, each carrying several people in their late teens or early twenties, are believed to have been involved in the shooting, according to Lee. One of the cars’ occupants was a woman, Lee said.

Detectives told KPIX 5 they believe that the shooting was the result of a sideshow turned violent after the victim confronted the people in the two cars causing a disturbance outside his home.

One of the cars was described as a newer model matte gray American mid-sized car, perhaps a Challenger or Mustang. The other car is a red Mitsubishi Eclipse, Lee said.

Detectives spent the afternoon canvasing the area and talking to homeowners to help piece together what happened. They also were asking for an surveillance video from the area homes that might provide clues regarding the suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff Investigation Division at (925) 404-4200. Tips can be emailed to tips@so.cccounty.us or called to (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous message.

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