On Friday, October 14th at 9:06 PM, Pittsburg Police officers responded to the area of Davi Avenue and Civic Avenue for a report of a shooting that just occurred in the City of Pittsburg
When officers arrived they located a mother and her 8-year-old boy that were both suffering from gunshot wounds. The child had a single non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the left shoulder and the woman had multiple gunshot wounds. Officers and paramedics provided medical aid to both victims and both were later transported to area hospitals.
Both victims are currently hospitalized and recovering in stable condition.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the victims were traveling on Civic Avenue when another car collided with them. The driver of that car fired multiple rounds into their vehicle. The victim’s car became incapacitated and the suspect vehicle fled the scene.
This was not a random act of violence. Investigators learned this was a domestic violence-related crime as the suspect and victim knew each other and the suspect specifically targeted her.
Officers interviewed multiple witnesses to the incident and are using our city-wide surveillance system to identify and locate the suspect. The investigation is still in its preliminary stages, and we ask anyone with information to please contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 925-646-2441.
Suspect is out of the City of Antioch and did have a $60k warrant out for his arrest on a previous incident. However, police did not release any other information.
At 9:07 pm Friday, the Pittsburg Police Department responded to a report of a shooting on Davi in the City of Pittsburg.
Upon arrival, police located two gunshot victims. Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said one female struck multiple times by gunfire as well as a pediatric patient who was struck in the shoulder. The ages were unknown.
A medical helicopter was requested for the female to be taken to hospital and was landing at city park.
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