Boy shot by stray bullet while in Antioch for a barbeque

By Corporal Rick Smith, Antioch Police Community Policing Bureau

On Monday, April 1, 2013 at 4:17 p.m., Antioch Police Officers responded to a residence on William Reed Drive after receiving a call of multiple gun shots fired into the back yard of the residence. A seven year-old boy was struck by one round and transported to Children’s Hospital with a non-life threatening injury. The child and his parents were visiting from out of town for a BBQ. No other persons were injured.

Information developed during the investigation shows the responsible fired multiple rounds into the rear yard from an area near the G Street over crossing.

This preliminary information is made available by the Field Services Bureau. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Antioch Police Department at (925) 778-2441. Anonymous tips can also be sent via text to 274637 (CRIMES), keyword ANTIOCH.


One Comment to “Boy shot by stray bullet while in Antioch for a barbeque”

  1. F. Wish says:

    The Antioch Police needs to get a handle on their City’s behavior. They have allowed this to get out of hand. There are a few major areas that need to be targeted and patrolled constantly. Maybe they could start doing the warrant/parole/probation sweeps constantly like they did a few years ago. That would help to get some of these criminals off our streets and stop them from hurting our innocent children.

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