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Updated: Oakley Police Investigating Shooting at Carol Lane Apartments

by ECT
Oakley Police

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.

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Oakley home owner Feb 14, 2022 - 5:44 pm

Good job City of Oakley another bad decision to bring SO MANY low income units condensed in a small area to our town! Where’s all the people who say low income doesn’t bring crime? Lol! We bought our house years BEFORE this development was built. Used to be nice here. Oak trees. Quiet streets friendly people etc. AFTER the Carol Ln development it’s been nothing but crime, homeless, gangs, speeding, riff raff walking the streets etc. We live very close to this complex and have witnessed this first hand. Don’t believe the lies. It’s no coincidence! THEY COME AND GO FROM THAT COMPLEX! The real working class that need help never qualify! Let’s be honest!! These are people who know how to work the system and let the system keep them down! They think they’re getting over on government but in reality it’s just another way they are being kept in poverty! People are so out of touch with reality. SMH thx City of Oakley!

Frank's Mom Feb 15, 2022 - 10:25 am

I’m sorry to say that I agree with everything you wrote.

Alyssa Feb 19, 2022 - 2:41 am

You’re right. From what I observed in the 12 years I lived here, Oakley made the many of the same mistakes that Antioch made, such as dividing the city into districts, adding “low income” housing in a way that will increase crime, and overall lacking proper urban planning. Oakley likely escalated that problem further by not adding enough notable points of interest (i.e. cinema, amusement park, museum, bowling alley, performing arts theatre, botanical garden, skating rink Dave & Buster’s, etc) that might distract people from committing crimes by giving them a variety of activities to do and wiping out our history (Weder Village, one of the former antiques shop, Iron House Schoolhouse, the former Sheriff Substation building, the former CentrOmart building, the Almond Festival, all of the orchards, most of the vineyards, etc) that could have helped us become a closer community. I am definitely disappointed with the way Oakley turned out. When I first moved here, I was expecting it to turn out to be similar to Walnut Creek, Santa Clara, Milpitas, Livermore, or Dublin; or better yet, turn into a themed town filled with amenities (like Hershey, PA). Unfortunately, it is starting to become more similar to Antioch as the years go by while still not having nearly as many amenities as Walnut Creek, Milpitas, Santa Clara, Livermore, Dublin, or even Brentwood.

That is my two cents.

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