Antioch Police Investigate Shooting on Spanos Drive

By: Helene Goupil - Wed, 06 Apr 2011 16:22:55 -0800

ANTIOCH (KRON) – Witnesses reported gun shots being fired in the 1700 block of Spanos Drive in Antioch Wednesday afternoon, just hours before residents were to gather for an anti-violence rally.
Antioch police say this is the third shooting since the beginning of the week.

Authorities say that several people were involved in the shooting and they were seen running from the area. However, no one witnessed the actual shooting.

Officers found several bullet strikes to the side wall of a garage located at 1732 Magnolia Drive.

A vehicle parked in the driveway at that location was also struck several times, police said. The residents were not home at the time of the shooting.

Police say that two unknown suspects were shooting at one another while fleeing the area. Several casings were found on Magnolia Drive and a second grouping was found on Spanos Street.

There were no reported injuries. Nearby hospitals have been notified.

Police say that they are also investigating two other shootings they believe are unrelated. They happened on Monday on Sycamore Drive.

The first shooting occurred at 4:07 p.m. in the 1500 block of Sycamore Drive. Officers were first dispatched to a large fight at this location, and soon after a report of shots being fired.

Officers found a 24-year-old male Antioch resident suffering from a single gunshot wound to his leg. He told officers that he didn’t know who shot him, but that the shots were fired from a small, black car. This victim was treated at a local hospital and is expected to survive, police said.

The second shooting occurred at 9 p.m. in the 1700 block of Sycamore Drive. Officers were sent to the scene after receiving reports of several subjects shooting at each other.

Officers arrived and found a 19-year-old male Antioch resident suffering from a gunshot wound to his face. This victim was taken to a local hospital where he was placed into a medically induced coma. He is expected to survive, although he may be paralyzed from the chest down, police said.  

Officers on scene found casings from several different types of weapons. Several cars and buildings were hit with stray bullets, but no other victims were located. This shooting appears to be gang related

If you have any information regarding these shootings, please call the Antioch police department.

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