Pittsburg man shot, killed in drive-by near Antioch health club at mall, Wednesday morning

By Tom Fuhrmann, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau Sergeant

On Thursday, November 6, 2014 at approximately 11:33 AM, Antioch Police Officers responded to a report of a shooting in the parking lot of the Somersville Towne Center, in front of the 24 Hour Fitness at 2632 Somersville Road. The officers arrived to find the 33-year-old adult male victim from Pittsburg, incapacitated from apparent gunshot wounds.

According to other news reports, the man was shopping in the mall with his brother. As they were leaving the mall, near the health club, a blue car drove by and multiple rounds were fired.

Life saving measures were implemented at the scene, but paramedics were unable to revive the victim and he subsequently died at the scene.

This case is being investigated by the Antioch Police Department Investigations Bureau. They are in the preliminary stages of the investigation and no further information will be released at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Det. McManus with the Antioch Police Department at (925)779-6940. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

It was the third shooting in four days in Antioch and the city’s seventh homicide this year, according to statistics on the Antioch Police Department’s website, which can be viewed here.

Allen Payton contributed to this report.


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