Antioch Woman Shot By Stray Bullet

By Scott Willerford, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau Lieutenant

On Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 7:58 p.m., Antioch Police Officers responded to reports of gunshots in the area of Sycamore Drive and Mandarin Way.  Upon arrival, officers located a female victim lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the leg. The female was transported to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Initial investigation revealed there were two groups of subjects arguing in the street when multiple gunshots were fired from at least two weapons. All subjects fled prior to police arrival.

The Contra Costa Sheriff’s helicopter was used to assist in an area search for those responsible with negative results.

It appears that the victim was not involved in the fight but standing nearby and hit by a stray bullet.

The investigation is ongoing at the time of this writing.

2 Comments to “Antioch Woman Shot By Stray Bullet”

  1. anon-witness says:

    This article Is incorrect. She was shot at, and had multiple gunshot wounds to her legs.

    • Publisher says:

      Thank you for that information. We published what we received from the Antioch Police Department.
      We will inform them of the information you have provided and will update this article, as we receive more information.
      Allen Payton, Publisher

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