Woman shot at Antioch mall, Friday afternoon, police seek shooter

By Sgt. Dee, Antioch Police Patrol Division

On Friday, August 26, 2016 at 4:11 p.m., Antioch Police Officers were dispatched to the report of a fight inside the Somersville Towne Center mall at 2550 Somersville Road. While officers were en route, dispatch received a call of shots fired. Numerous officers responded code 3 and made contact with a vehicle leaving the scene at a high rate of speed.

Inside the vehicle, officers contacted a 20-year-old female suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest. First aid was rendered at the scene and she was transported to an area hospital where she is in stable condition.

At this time, the shooter is still outstanding and no other persons were injured as a result of the shooting. It appears as if this is an isolated incident and the case is still under investigation. While on scene, officers received information of an unrelated theft. During the theft at least one subject made mention of having a gun. A vehicle stop was conducted as the vehicle was leaving the parking lot and three females were detained. The stolen property was recovered however no weapon was located.

After further investigation it appears as if the gun information was unfounded and the second stop was not related in any way to the original shooting.

This preliminary information is made available by the Field Services Bureau. No further information will be released at this time as the case is still under investigation. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to contact the Antioch Police Department at (925) 778-2441. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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2 Comments to “Woman shot at Antioch mall, Friday afternoon, police seek shooter”

  1. RJB says:

    Wasn’t there another shooting at this mall only about a week ago?

    I wonder if this is part of the reason why businesses/restaurants don’t thrive in Antioch. Hmmm… As one good point from another poster… “Where is our self proclaimed caped crusader, Mayor Harper?”

    I thought the city was safe.

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