VALLEJO (CBS SF) — Two women were dead, three others including a child wounded after gunmen opened fire on a toddler’s birthday party on Vallejo’s Cynthia Ave. late Tuesday night, authorities said.
Vallejo police said officers responded to a report of a shooting at 9:49 p.m. in the normally quiet neighbor near Amelia St. and Cynthia Ave. in the north part of the city.
Upon arrival, officers discovered five gunshot wound victims — four adults and a child — ranging in age from 10 to 63 years old.
Two adult victims, women aged 63 and 37, died of their injuries at a local hospital. Three additional victims, including one adult male, one adult female, and one child suffered non-life threatening injuries from gunshot wounds and were expected to survive.
The 10-year-old child was rushed to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland for treatment.
Investigators said the victims were at a toddler’s birthday party when a group of shooters exited a vehicle and targeted the victims that included women, men and small children.
Three of the victims are Vallejo residents, police said, the two victims including the child are residents of Benicia.
The names of the victims were being withheld pending next of kin notification by the Solano County Coroner’s Office.
Video of the shooting scene showed an active crime scene. Dozens of evidence markers littered the street. Officers were collecting evidence.
A lone table with a candle still burning was in the front yard, several helium-filled balloons were still in place — one in the shape of the number “4,” a rather common birthday celebration scene during the COVID-19 gathering restrictions.
No information on suspects was released nor was police revealing a motive for the shooting.
It was Vallejo’s 10th and 11th homicides of the year. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Schillinger at 707-648-4278 or the Vallejo Police Department Crime Tip Line at 1 800 488-9383.