Walnut Creek Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place on Monday, January 20, 2020, after receiving a 911 call at 5:54 p.m. regarding the sounds of gunshots in the area of Riviera Avenue and Parkside Drive. Officers arrived on scene at 5:58 p.m. and found several bullet casings on the sidewalk on Riviera Avenue near Parkside Drive. Shortly thereafter, officers learned that a victim of a gunshot wound was dropped off at a nearby hospital. Officers were able to confirm that this victim was shot earlier near the intersection of Riviera Avenue at Parkside Drive. The victim is in critical condition but is expected to survive.
This investigation is in the early stages and information is limited at this point. Additional details will be provided as they become available. Based on preliminary information, investigators believe this is an isolated incident and do not believe there is an active threat to the community.
If anyone has information regarding this incident, please call Detective Gerstner at 925-943-5878. The WCPD Case Number: 20-2269.