Man’s car struck by gunshot during drive-by in Antioch, Friday morning

By Corporal James Stenger 3604, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau

On Friday, May 20, 2016 at 10:04 AM, Antioch Police Officers responded to the area of 4545 Delta Fair Boulevard on the report of a shooting. Several callers reported hearing approximately four gun shots. Witnesses stated that an approximately 20-year-old white male shot at least four rounds at a vehicle traveling eastbound on Delta Fair Boulevard.

The suspect fled on foot eastbound on Delta Fair Boulevard after the shooting. The suspect discarded a firearm in a sewer drain as he was running. The firearm was recovered by officers.

A 40-year-old male victim was located a short time later and it was determined that one round struck this victim’s vehicle. The victim was not injured as a result of the shooting.

This incident is currently under investigation.

This preliminary information is made available by the Field Services Bureau. Anyone with information is asked to call the Antioch Police Department non emergency line at (925) 778-2441. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH.

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