At approximately 4:00 pm Monday, the Oakley Police Department responded to the parking lot inside the Carol Lane Apartments after multiple callers reported shots fired.
According to witnesses, they reported approximently 15-shots fired during the exchange of gunfire before a suspect vehicle fled.
Oakley Police arrived on scene to a parking lot full of casings near the basketball court with approximately 21 casings located in total. No injuries were reported after they believed at least one person had been shot.
A suspect was seen driving a grey vehicle at a high rate of speed out of the apartments towards Main Street just after the shooting. Based on preliminary information at the scene, Oakley police believe there were two shooters involved based on witness statements which left the building and multiple vehicles hit by gunfire.
Oakley Police, with the assistance of the Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office, detained at least one person near the Jack In the Box outside the apartment complex, for questioning, however, it appears he was released.
Police currently have the area blocked off as they continue to investigate the incident and gather evidence.
The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District and AMR were both dispatched to the scene, however, both were ultimately cancelled. Calls of gunshots were also reported by both Orchard Park School and Vintage Parkway School.
Police have made no other information available and no suspect information was provided on scene.
6:15 pm UPDATE – Oakley Police Release
Today at 3:51 pm, Oakley Police Officers were sent to 53 Carol Lane for the report of several shots being fired and people screaming. The Oakley Police Department was assisted by the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff.
We have determined a Hispanic or African-American male, wearing red, arrived to the location driving a silver, or gray, sedan. This male exchanged gunfire with somebody who was on a porch balcony. This same male was also shot at by another person, appearing also to be African-American, who was parked in the parking lot in a white sedan.
After the exchange of gunfire the male, who was in red, fled the scene in his silver, or gray, sedan at a high rate of speed. The driver, and other shooter, who was in the white sedan also fled the scene at a high rate of speed.
Our investigation shows no proof anybody was struck by gunfire, even though several of the apartments were occupied by residents and families. Our initial investigation into this shooting lead to a male being detained near the adjacent Jack in the Box restaurant. This detention was based on a witness account and this person was later released by us, pending further facts being developed.
If anybody has any information related to this shooting please call the Oakley Police Department at 925-625-8060
On February 4, the Oakley Police Department responded to a report of a double stabbing which required two people to be airlifted to local hospitals via medical helicopter. No other information has been released on that incident.