A juvenile was shot in the leg Friday afternoon in the City of Brentwood and had to be airlifted by a medical helicopter to a local hospital.
According to preliminary information, Brentwood Police received a report of shots fired at the Harvest Park Bowling Alley at 3:01 pm in the 5000 block of Balfour Road. While working that incident, there was a report that the gunshot victim was elsewhere. Police located the victim in the Burger King parking lot in the 1100 block of 2nd Street.
The teen was then transported to Liberty High School where he was airlifted to a local hospital. The incident prompted Liberty High School and Edna Hills to be on temporary lock-down.
Police said it took them about 20-minutes to locate the victim who was a juvenile and did not believe he was a resident of Brentwood.
As of 4:40 pm, police were still at the bowling alley investigating as to whether the juvenile was shot or this was a case of an accidental discharge of a firearm.
Update per Brentwood PD:
BRENTWOOD, CA – On December 6, 2019 at around 3:00 p.m., Brentwood police officers responded to the 5000 block of Balfour Rd. to investigate a reported shooting. When officers arrived on scene, preliminary information revealed a 15 year old male was found to have suffered a gunshot wound to the leg that was non-life threatening following an altercation between two groups of people. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
At this time, the investigation is ongoing and the motive for the shooting is unknown, but it does not appear to be a random act of violence and there is no threat to public safety.
Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Brentwood PD dispatch at 925-809-7911.
—- SATURDAY UPDATE —-
Brentwood Police say the injured 15 yr old has since been charged with the shooting and was booked into the Contra Costa County Juvenile Detention Facility charged with assault with a deadly weapon. His injury was self inflicted. While trying to conceal the firearm he shot himself in the leg.
According to Lt. Walter O’Grodnick the teen fired a shot at a group of people during an altercation outside the bowling alley where no one was hit. He also said a person was detained at Edna Hill School but no arrest was made on campus.