Antioch teen shot in crossfire on Monday, expected to recover

By Sergeant Santiago Castillo, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau

At approximately 3:12 PM on Monday, March 24, 2014, Antioch Police were called to the 1400 block of Sycamore Drive for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found a 14-year-old juvenile suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The juvenile was not involved in any type of dispute and appears to have been caught in the crossfire. He was taken to a local hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

Several vehicles in the area were also struck by stray bullets. No other gunshot victims have come forward. The motive for this shooting is unknown and officers are following up on potential leads.

No further information is being released due to the on-going investigation.

If anyone has any information related to this incident, they are encouraged to call the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at (925) 778-2441. They may also text an anonymous tip to 274637(CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH in the body of the text.

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