By Oakley Police Department
This afternoon, OPD Officers were dispatched to the report of an individual who had been shot at the intersection of Main Street and Hill Avenue. As officers responded to the scene, Gehringer Elementary School was placed into lockdown as a precautionary measure.
Witnesses reported the suspect fled the area in a dark-colored sedan immediately after the shooting.
Upon arrival, officers learned that two individuals had been involved in a physical fight when a third individual approached the pair, drew a firearm, and fired a single shot striking one of the individuals. OPD Officers arrived and provided first aid, along with a crew from the East Contra Costa Fire District and AMR.
According to Battalion Chief Jeffrey Burris, East Contra Costa Fire sent 10 personnel to the scene. E153 and AMR Medic 52 arrived on scene to find an eighteen year old male down in the street with a gun shot wound to the face.
Once the scene was safe, the elementary school was taken off of lockdown and students were released with officers present.
OPD Investigators are currently processing the crime scene and interviewing witnesses to the shooting event.
OPD Investigators are seeking assistance from members of the public regarding this incident. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact our tip line at OPD@ci.oakley.ca.us.
According to Oakley Police Sergeant Grubaugh this is the latest information they have.
Allen Payton contributed to this report.