At 8:01 pm Wednesday, Antioch Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 900 block of J Street in the City of Antioch off West 3rd Street.
According to preliminary information, two people were shot and in critical condition. A medical helicopter was requested, however, due to the time it would take to land at the fairgrounds, first responders on scene opted for a ground transport.
One witness stated they heard at least 8 gunshots.
Antioch police have not yet released any information on the incident.
9:16 pm Update:
This is a confirmed fatal shooting. The victim is a male while another victim, a female, was transported to a local hospital.
7:23 AM Thursday Update – Via Antioch Police
On 2/21/18 at approximately 7:59 pm, Antioch Police Department officers were dispatched to the 900 block of W. 3rd Street on the report of a shooting. Upon arrival officers located two gunshot victims. One victim was an adult male who was critically wounded and passed away at the scene.
The second victim was an adult female who was also critically wounded. The female victim was transported from the scene to a local hospital and is still in critical condition.
The case is currently under investigation.
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.