Shootings on Sycamore

The Antioch Police Department is investigating two unrelated shootings that occurred April 4 on Sycamore Drive in Antioch.

The first shooting occurred at 4:07 p.m. in the 1500 block of Sycamore Drive.  Officers were first dispatched to a large fight at this location, and soon after a report of shots being fired. Officers located a 24-year-old Antioch male suffering from a single gunshot wound to his leg. He told officers that he did not know who shot him, but that the shots were fired from a small, black car. This victim was treated at a local hospital and is expected to survive.

The second shooting occurred at 9 p.m. in the 1700 block of Sycamore Drive. Officers were dispatched to the area for the report of several people shooting at each other. Officers arrived and located a 19-year-old male Antioch resident suffering from a gunshot wound to his face. This victim was taken to a local hospital where he was placed into a medically induced coma.

He is expected to survive, although he may be paralyzed from the chest down, according to police.  Officers found casings from several different types of weapons. Several cars and buildings were hit with stray bullets, but no other victims were located. This shooting appears to be gang related.

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