Shooting on Wilbur Avenue

On July 2 at 3:41 p.m. Antioch Police received several reports of shots fired from the apartment complex at 600 Wilbur Avenue. While police were en route, a 22-year-old male, of Lindsay, California, phoned 911 to say that he had been shot at by Joseph Sakamoto, 21, of Oakley, who was later determined to have fled the scene in a vehicle.

Upon arrival, police located the victim and determined he had received non-life threatening injuries to his head but no obvious gunshot wounds. The victim was transported by ambulance to a hospital for treatment.

A short time later Sakamoto called police and arranged to turn himself. He was taken into custody without incident and booked into county jail. The vehicle and firearm were also recovered and there are no outstanding suspects in this case. The motive for the shooting is still under investigation.

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