Updated: 17-Year-Old Female Killed in Antioch Shooting

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At 7:11 pm Tuesday, the Antioch Police Department responded to a call of shots fired in the area of Hillcrest and Bellflower Drive in the City of Antioch.

According to Corporal Jason Vanderpool of the Antioch Police, while responding, they received a call from an individual saying they were shot while in their vehicle and they self-transported themselves to a local hospital.

At the same time, they had other calls in the area of La Jolla Drive and Morro Drive of shots fired where two Hispanic males were seen fleeing on foot with a male jumping fences through backyards.

Police were able to locate the crime scene on La Jolla Drive and Morro and at approximately 8:00 pm, the hospital pronounced one of the victims deceased. A second person was shot but not considered life threatening.

This is the 9th homicide of 2019 in the City of Antioch.

UPDATE:
Antioch Police have confirmed the victim who is deceased is a 17-year-old female who died at the hospital. A 17-year-old male was wounded, and expected to survive.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at (925)778-2441, or Detective Gonzalez at 925-779-6923. You may also text-a-tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH.

Update #2:

The Antioch Police Department announced Thursday that detectives took a 16-year-old male into custody in the City of Oakley for the murder of a 17-year-old female.

According to Sergeant James Stenger, it was determined this shooting occurred during an illegal drug transaction. The name of the suspect cannot be released because of his age.


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  1. This article makes absolutely no sense. Two separate shootings? Who was shot on Bellflower? Who was shot on Morrow?
    Which of the incidents resulted in the homicide? Were the incidents related?
    Damn ETC it’s like you have a 12 year old writing these articles.

    • Read it again more closely… they were dispatched to Bellflower & Hillcrest = no crime scene. While responding, they were dispatched to La Jolla & Morro = crime scene.

  2. Mind-boggling. Nobody would have expected these neighborhoods which looked clean, orderly, were close to Safeway, etc., to turn into areas with gunfire, bodies on the streets at 8 p.m., thugs jumping fences and running through backyards to get away. If you look at Google Maps, you’d still find it puzzling.

      • No! This is the 10th homicide. The 9th involved a guy who was shot on 16th Street in Antioch. You skipped him. Before him, it was a 65 year old man who was killed on West 18th Street close to Wienerschnitzel.

  3. I have a seventeen year old daughter I’m so sad for this child’s mother I pray you have strength to get through this I couldn’t amagine my heart brakes for the family what’s goin on with the youth dam

  4. The name of the suspect SHOULD be released whether he is a juvenile or not! Why does it matter if he’s “under age?” This must stop!

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