At 7:00 pm Saturday evening, Antioch Police responded to gun shots in the Sycamore Drive area that left one man shot in the buttocks and requiring a medical transport. Police quickly taped off an area where they found up to 40-casings according to radio frequency. It is not known if they have a suspect or if anyone else was injured.
According to one witness, bullets came from the street and through some trees into the parking lot area and field. Another witness stated her three year old child was nearly hit by the shots.
Update (8:31 am): Here is the official Press Release from Antioch PD.
INCIDENT: PC 245(a)(2) Assault with a firearm on a person
DATE OF INCIDENT: 8/31/13
TIME OF INCIDENT: 1855
LOCATION: 1600 block of Sycamore Dr
VICTIMS: 25 year old adult male
On 08.31.2013 at approximately 1855 hours a group of citizens were gathered behind the apartments in the 1600 block of Sycamore Drive for a block party. A vehicle was seen speeding west bound through the alley and an occupant of the vehicle fired several shots, striking the victim. The victim was transported to a local Hospital where he was treated for his injury and released. The investigation is still ongoing.
Any further inquiries into the status of this case should be done via the Media Access Telephone Line 925.779.6894. Any further information or additional press releases will be provided by the Investigations Bureau at 925.779.6939. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH.