18-year-old female dies, six others wounded in Antioch birthday party shooting early Sunday

One of the seven shooting victims is wheeled from the scene early Sunday morning, June 11, 2023. Photo courtesy of Art Ray, Bay News Video

Victims include four other females, two males; police seek unknown suspect(s)

By Lt. John Fortner, Antioch Police Investigations Bureau

On Sunday, June 11, 2023 at approximately 12:58 AM, the Antioch Police Department Dispatch Center started receiving numerous 9-1-1 calls reporting multiple gunshots being fired at a residence in the 3300 block of Sunset Lane.

As officers were responding, witnesses called to report several victims had been shot. When officers arrived at the scene, they located multiple victims outside, and a large crowd. Officers were told a birthday party for a 19-year-old male was being held at the residence, which attracted a lot of party-goers. During the party, multiple shots were fired after some uninvited guests arrived. This created a panic where attendees, to include gunshot victims, fled in multiple directions and into the neighborhood. Many victims drove themselves to local area hospitals.

Police tape blocks the house where the shootings occurred on Sunday, June 11, 2023. Photo courtesy of Mike Burkholder, ContraCosta.news

After numerous officers secured the scene, it was determined a total of seven (7) people suffered from gunshot wounds.

– (1) 18-year-old female was transported to a local area hospital and succumbed to her injuries

– (1) 18-year-old male suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound

– (2) 19-year-old females and (1) 19-year-old male suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds

– (2) 20-year-old females suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds

Prior to police arrival, the suspect(s) fled the area in a vehicle and have not been contacted by police. Antioch Police Department’s Investigations Bureau responded to the scene and took over the investigation. Currently, detectives are interviewing numerous witnesses and residents in the area and are working to identify any suspects or persons-of-interest. The investigation is still active, and evidence is being collected.

One of multiple bullet casing markets at the scene of the shooting on Sunset Lane in Antioch. Photo courtesy of Mike Burkholder, ContraCosta.news

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Gragg, rgragg@antiochca.gov at (925) 779-6889, or Detective Duffy, aduffy@antiochca.gov at (925) 779-6884. You may also text-a-tip anonymously to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH.

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