UPDATE: Man Shot in Downtown Concord

April 17, 2014 21:01 pm · 91 comments

craig

There’s been a shooting in Downtown Concord.

Just before 9pm, gunshots were heard in the area of Laguna & Adelaide St.. Police arrived within seconds and found a man down in the street with no pulse.

Paramedics are on their way to the scene.

At this time, Adelaide St. has been shut down.

UPDATE, 9:04pm: Paramedics are now on scene.

UPDATE, 9:14pm: Although it hasn’t been confirmed, we’re hearing the victim has died.

UPDATE, 9:45pm: The shooter is described as a Hispanic male adult, about 6′ tall with a stocky build. He had a handgun with a laser attached to it.

UPDATE, 1am: Concord Police have confirmed this is a homicide. This is Concord’s first murder of 2014.

photo credit: Craig Cannon – for use only on Claycord.com

{ 91 comments }

1 Know it all April 17, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Homicide

2 BART April 17, 2014 at 9:08 PM

not surprised

3 Killjoy April 17, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Let us not forget, according to our illustrious Police Chief, violent crimes are down!

4 Killjoy April 17, 2014 at 9:09 PM

By the way, may the poor victim rest in peace.

5 wow April 17, 2014 at 9:11 PM

oh no…hope he pulls through. Shooting in down town Concord wow what is happening here? i swear sometimes i feel like im in Oakland, constantly hearing sirens and reading about drive bys and high speed chases.

6 Adan Leal April 17, 2014 at 9:11 PM

I herad it about 7 shots there was

7 Adan Leal April 17, 2014 at 9:13 PM

There were about 5 polices going pass my house

8 But there's no gang problem April 17, 2014 at 9:18 PM

But there’s no gang problem in Concord!! What happened to Concord’s gang unit and SET Team?

9 CHS Academy Student April 17, 2014 at 9:20 PM

I don’t understand why Concord is turning into Antioch.. it’s Concord… why do these adults/young adults think they have so much authority and that they can act like being irresponsible, reckless, and violent people? It’s not cool. No area, no city, no district, should feel like their citizens are in life threatening danger.

10 wow April 17, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Also wanted to thank whom ever updates this site, you really do a great job getting us the news quickly. I know I can always come here to find out what’s going on, appreciate it.

11 CLAYCORD.com April 17, 2014 at 9:22 PM

@Wow, thanks for the note, and thanks for reading.

Mayor

12 Cuzzzzzzz...... April 17, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Wake up City Council – you have big problems on your hands. Get it together and let the police do their job. Start making life hell for the gangs as there is a 99.999% chance that this is gang related.

13 NoMoreFreeRide April 17, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Until this city stops pandering to low income housing and starts cleaning it’s self up this will continue to happen. Just look at Antioch and you will what we don’t want to become. A great city but too much high density housing that is too close together.

14 Fig Newton April 17, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Laguna & Adelade is one bad area,, In 1974 ,,forty years ago it was not that bad! Concord is sure changing,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Thank you mayor for your post,,I’m watching KOFY TV20 news right now,,no mention of breaking news yet,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Claycord beats KOFY TV20 9pm news!

15 925 April 17, 2014 at 9:29 PM

Rip victim!

16 Peanut Gallery April 17, 2014 at 9:29 PM

Ever think…..What’s the common denominator in all these shootings, robberies and break ins????

17 M.O.A. April 17, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Does anybody feel like it’s gonna get a lot worse before it gets a little better?

18 ChampagneKitty April 17, 2014 at 9:40 PM

I don’t like this at all. This is upsetting. Without knowing the details, I’m going to say may the deceased rest in peace.

19 detroit 1500 boy April 17, 2014 at 9:42 PM

yee in da hood

20 Melissa April 17, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Anyway, police scanner says suspect is Hispanic male 6′ tall, bald(oh so descriptive) vehicle is actually a single cab, silver/grey pickup with a “2″ in the license plate and ’15 tags.

My neocons and brother live on Adelaide and I on Detroit with my family. So scary. Can’t wait until our lease is up this June!

21 lg April 17, 2014 at 9:52 PM

Iv`e lived in Concord for 45 years, I grew up here and walked to school by myself. Sad how things have changed for the worse. RIP to the victim, weather they were up to no good, or especially an innocent victim!!! It`s a scary world now and we always have to watch our backs!!! God Bless us all!!

22 Rose Garden April 17, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Crime happens everywhere, but this is scary for the residents, especially if they have children.

Sadly, the victim has died. Stay safe everybody…..

23 Wow April 17, 2014 at 10:08 PM

A shooting in concord never. I grew up here and it was never this bad. It is so sad. Prayers to the family. Rip

24 Not just Concord April 17, 2014 at 10:08 PM

This is happening throughout the country.
Need an example, Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore,
Oakland,Need I go on. People scoffed as jobs
nobody wanted( according to the CEO’s)of
the companies that sent them overseas. Companies
that didn’t want to pay a living wage courted cheap
labor. The greed heads are getting richer, while
those that made them that way pay the price.
Until we accept this fact( look at crime rates
during hard economic times) it will get worse,
Fail to realize it and it will destroy us.
Don’t be fooled by the current upswing in housing
values and use that as a measurement of growth.
It’s an election cycle coming up, and after that
they will get the ones that survived the last”bubble”.
Chew on that for a while.

25 Abbie R. April 17, 2014 at 10:13 PM

@Fig Newton, No. 14….thanks for the memories…I used to be able to buy grass(marijuana) there in 1974 and no one would bother me, even with a whole pound….One night in 1976 the Clerk who had checked My i.d. at the Liquor store in that area was kidnapped and murdered by 2 guys a few hours later.

26 ana April 17, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Was this a drive by? Or was this a Robbery? The community has the rights to know what has just happened. Just waiting for more details

27 Anon April 17, 2014 at 10:21 PM

@ Melissa. What are neocons?

28 ijs honestly April 17, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Omg omg… what’s the victim description?.. omg. I get so scared when I hear these things from concord.. prayers go out to the victims family whomever they may be. I also believe that extreme payer needs to go out to all these wayward men/women who have lost their faith in the Lord n his ability to save n heal all struggles. Resorting to crime and causing pain and suffering to others will never bring victory to your life. May God touchl the lives of the suffering n bring the peace needed in the hearts of the hopeless. Amen.

29 wow April 17, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Crazy

30 Manny O April 17, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Chew on this, you definitely won’t find a job by scrolling through these comments….

31 MrDuckyWucky April 17, 2014 at 10:35 PM

the joys of urban culture, creeping into our once fine community.

32 Scruff April 17, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Who will stop the gangs???? We used to eat at old Spaghetti factory in Concord, until the gangs taking over the area and low class people eating and working there took over. and scared people away.
Concord is full of maggots who do not value human life or themselves!

33 Kelly Anne April 17, 2014 at 10:42 PM

I heard a gunshot 2 days ago in the middle of the nite.one of the clearest gunshot sounds I’ ve ever heard.( off systrone) they must have missed since I didn’t see any reports of it.

34 teri April 17, 2014 at 10:43 PM

We heard five, maybe six shots.

35 ClayDen April 17, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Echoing Fig Newton, that area has really changed. My wife and I (with our fresh college degrees) moved to a nice apartment on Ellis across from the lake in 1974. We used to enjoy the park on a nice evening. Sad.

36 Dam on Detroit... April 17, 2014 at 11:01 PM

I live across the st. It was an easy 5,6 shots… Probably a .45 way louder than a 9mill and shots sounded to close together to be a double action revolver

37 Berto April 17, 2014 at 11:18 PM

For those saying that concord is being full of low class violent people, I’ve been living in concord ally life and I live close to the aforementioned street, I truly believe that it is a small amount of people that represent the perpetrators. The people that live in these are apartments are hard working family people.

38 Outside my window April 17, 2014 at 11:23 PM

There’s a woman outside crying and trying to go down the street to look at the scene but the police won’t let her.

39 MedX172 April 17, 2014 at 11:24 PM

I really wish that Concord Police Department would participate in online apps like MyPD (My Police Department) where people can send tips about suspicious behavior, anonymous crime reporting and allow the local police department to send app owners pushes for tips and alerts.

Imagine my disappointment, after reading this tragic news, when I download the app only to find that the nearest participating Police Departments are Fremont, Fairfield and Hayward. In instances like this, they could have pushed this information about the vehicle to all app owners in the Contra Costa area and perhaps someone would have seen the shooter.

I hope that the Concord and Walnut Creek police departments read this and take communicating with your communities serious enough to implement this technology.

40 wow April 17, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Seems like a lot of shots for random violence. Multiple shots makes me think vindetta.

41 MrDuckyWucky April 17, 2014 at 11:33 PM

I hope we didnt offend anyone’s sensibilities by posting a description of the shooter. That would be a shame.

42 ijs honestly April 18, 2014 at 12:02 AM

Ugh… please. Anybody know the descript of the victim?..

43 Wcdude April 18, 2014 at 12:03 AM

To much drama people … One murder is bad but it doesn’t make it Oakland or dangerous. Stop jumping to conclusions you have no evidence about anything and you people act like the end of the world, you don’t even know what happened yet. Laguna is not downtown for those of you who comment and don’t know the area.

44 hmmm April 18, 2014 at 12:08 AM

Concord is a mini version of Los Angeles. Not Antioch/Oakland. It will only get worse after this homicide. A murder via a handgun w/ laser is like an advertisment for criminals. Lawless. Concord fades deeper into darkness…

45 Wow #2 April 18, 2014 at 12:10 AM

I really hope they catch the sob tht did this. This is someone’s family member. Very very sad. Gangs now a days are just so bad, and very stupid. People killing poeople over a color or a set or a street. So glad I am an adult and out of all that stuff.

46 Al Sharpton April 18, 2014 at 12:44 AM

@anon #27 Neoncons are bright criminals who were stupid enough to get caught.

47 Ruby April 18, 2014 at 2:36 AM

R.i.p to my Cousin Vic I love Youu .

48 Cynthia April 18, 2014 at 3:00 AM

They needa quit losing i was outside when the cops were there and until 2:40 am in the morning they finally picked his body up from the ground It was so sad when the teens mom got there she was yelling and crying

49 DoReMi April 18, 2014 at 5:45 AM

I thought it was against the law to use handguns…I mean murder.

This is a gang shooting. It happens in San Francisco all the time but you won’t read about it. As for comparing us to LA. You betcha. You can thank our politicians and liberal voters for this mess. Oh, and if the perp is caught? He might be eligible for the catch and release program. Yay.

50 ellis park April 18, 2014 at 6:01 AM

The park needs foot patrol. I see young police officers drive so fast and there is drug dealingvand prostitution going on. Don’t wait until it gets worst; get out of your vehicles wallk around and meet the good people out here; which out number the bad ones.

51 @#12 April 18, 2014 at 6:26 AM

Yup. I was very unhappy with Concord as a resident, but it seemed like the City just didn’t care about upstanding residents anymore. The weirder part was if you brought up the sad state of Concord on here, there’s a steady group of people that go berserk and then start insulting you for pointing out the obvious and significant decline of Concord. They really want to lower the bar for some reason. I finally got out. There are much nicer places to live. As long as people in Concord keep normalizing this type of behavior, it will get worse and worse.

52 Silva April 18, 2014 at 6:34 AM

@Cuzzzzz………, you should BACK OFF ChampagneKitty!! It’s bullying behavior. Just because you didn’t like something she said doesn’t mean you can ridicule her on multiple threads. It means you’re a meanie, and you lose credibility. Are we to infer that you like what every other poster says.. because you’re just attacking her? So she’s optimistic, and she likes Concord. That’s not any reason to trash her.

53 Silva April 18, 2014 at 6:39 AM

To the family and friends of the man who died, I’m truly sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace. May the killer receive his due justice, sooner than later.

54 concordian April 18, 2014 at 6:51 AM

Not surprised at all. I guess after Obama’s immigration amnesty or whatever else “good” he is planning, we will hear more. Trash is welcome is this country.

55 JRConcord April 18, 2014 at 6:54 AM

I don’t clearly recall.
Is the shooter description the same as the driver of the white caddy a couple weeks ago?

56 damn.. April 18, 2014 at 6:55 AM

Victor ?

57 annon April 18, 2014 at 7:17 AM

Is that the reason the police scanner is offline?

58 annon April 18, 2014 at 7:27 AM

Who uses or buys a gun with a laser? Is this a new thing, I am not familiar with guns and this is the first time I have seen something even written about a gun with laser attached.

59 puffandstuff April 18, 2014 at 7:31 AM

It is not just Concord – it is happening most everywhere. Our human race has a lack of respect for human life. If only we could teach morals instead of materialism.

60 UnionGuy April 18, 2014 at 7:36 AM

worldstarhiphop – concord edition

61 Just Sayin April 18, 2014 at 7:39 AM

So, what was the guy doing to get himself shot?

62 Wow #2 April 18, 2014 at 7:58 AM

Sad that someone’s son or brother friend maybe even dad was killed. My prayers go out to the victims family. And can we remember people that sometimes the families of these victims read these comments and that if you really don’t have nice things to say then maybe you shouldn’t say things at all. REST IN PARADISE to this young man. God bless his family at this terrible time.

63 wexlord April 18, 2014 at 8:02 AM

this keeps up Concord will need the National Guard eventualy Is this concord or mexi co. Co?Concord need more cops thank Obama for the change

64 Vandy April 18, 2014 at 8:14 AM

This is one of the lowest rent parts of town, populated by a rich mix of cultures and languages, honest hard-working families, as well as dangerous gang activity. Ellis lake can be beautiful, but it also gets trashed. I feel for the good folks there. Having lived there myself briefly in 2011-2012, I know that the good folks are numb to the crime. It can be more dangerous to call it out than to look the other way. There isn’t a simple solution to the problems in this area. But I do like the idea of using information technology to help the Concord PD do a better job. It would be great to have a system that securely provides tips, information, and updates to open communication channels between law-abiding citizens and their Police Department in both directions. Concord can do this and I hope that City leaders will promote it.

65 cuzzzzzzzz................ April 18, 2014 at 8:33 AM

DoReMi – I was thinking gang shooting too. Perhaps retaliation for the shooting @ the 7-11 on Port Chicago on Wednesday??????

Killjoy #3 – it’s is not our Police Chief that is the problem it is the City Council. The Chief works at the whim/discretion of the Council. 4 out of 5 council members live in la-la land where everything is peach keen with kittens and butterflies in Concord. They only surface for happy social events and photo ops. Try telling them at meetings about the problems/issues in Concord and they act like you are crazy as Concord is like Disneyland , “The Happiest Place on Earthy” Most have not been in the Monument area in years (except maybe to go to Costco) and have zero intention of stepping foot in such an area as it might burst their delusional bubble. One is busy trying to be Mr Likable, another is working on getting Mitchoffs BOS seat in the future, to the point of party jumping and playing nicey nice with the CLC, one is too old and lives in “Concord Past” and one has been on the council too damn long. Edi is the exception. He is out in the community whether or not there is a photo op and actually “works” for the community.

Whatever the problem is the damn city needs to come with a solution asap as it will only get worse. 2 shootings in 2 nights is not good. What next??? Retaliaon for retaliation?? Where does it stop????? This does not just vanish on its own it takes a plan of action by our leaders. So city leaders start freakin leading!!!!!!!!!!!!

66 stan April 18, 2014 at 8:48 AM

so long as we have a police chief who, panders to the poor scum that perpetrate these crimes and continues to try and make criminals out of law abiding citizens this will continue. The chief of police will not have the citizens of Concord defending themselves against these criminals. He wants us all to be victims, NO CCL FOR YOU

67 @annon April 18, 2014 at 8:49 AM

Lots of guns come with lasers. And most that don’t can have one added for a couple hundred bucks. They make it easier to aim in low light or under stress.

68 Shulla April 18, 2014 at 8:51 AM

@#13. Amen! You said it perfectly. I hope our city officials collective IQ is greater than that of Antioch’s, or we are doomed.

69 Lunar Nut April 18, 2014 at 8:55 AM

We are devolving as a human race.

70 You can bet that the weapon used April 18, 2014 at 8:57 AM

in this murder was not purchased at any store.

Criminals don’t buy guns from stores, they buy them from other criminals, steal them, or they are given to them by the government. That’s why regulating guns bought in stores and used by law abiding citizens is such a stupid idea generated by people who have no idea how to deal with the real issues.

Wonder if this gun will be traced back to Holder’s Fast and Furious gun give away program.

71 California Nightmare April 18, 2014 at 9:10 AM

Just to put this in perspective, Oakland has equipment to track gunshot incidents. The total was 258 separate events foe February alone. Gunfire is so common in Oaktown 25% of these are never even reported to police.

72 DBLOCK April 18, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Hahaha nortenos don’t belong on Adelaide… They knew what they were getting themselves into. He risked himself

73 Concord Living April 18, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Gun with a laser? Definitely gang related-take that crap out of our city!

74 Michelle April 18, 2014 at 9:36 AM

The days we used to walk around in Concord without worries–now we have this. Concord is slowly devolving.

75 Shelly April 18, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Why do we as a culture like and pay to see movies filled with graphic brain and guts spilling violence so much? The simplest and silliest plots capture our attention with the shredding of flesh. Does it seem to anyone else that it could be desensitising and numbing our minds to the real horror of bloody death?

76 still here April 18, 2014 at 10:42 AM

violence begets violence, what is this city coming to…

77 DWM April 18, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Heard the shots last night nearly two miles away as I was trying to sleep. Seemed to be in rapid succession. Without any other details at all. This seems like a very personal crime, shooter definitely knew the victim.

78 bored@work April 18, 2014 at 10:53 AM

DBLOCK you’re an idiot. “HAHA”. Laughing at this just goes to show what type of person you are. You little punks claiming turf that you don’t own. Want to act like you’re tough when you’re really not. For what???? So you’re little loser friends think highly of you?

79 @73 April 18, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Your gun ignorance is showing. Lasers and gangs have nothing to do with each other. I have two guns with lasers and I can assure you that I have never been a part of any gang.

80 anonanonagain April 18, 2014 at 11:37 AM

I agree with bored@work, DBLOCK you are an insensitive idiot and probably running with some of these thugs. You think you are tough, but sadly you are just like every other idiot that has no self respect for yourself or others.
Life is mighty short when you are running with a gang…….RIP

81 last resort April 18, 2014 at 11:46 AM

death penalty to anyone involved in any gang. over time it will eliminate the desire to be in one. may be harsh, but how would you feel if they killed your family. jails are just gang training camps.

82 WTF? April 18, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Hey be careful people! Don’t start talkin’ trash about DBLOCK – he’s probably a member of the Crystal Ranch Mob!

But seriously folks – what have SOME of us become? I have also lived here for 45 years and I too think it will get worse before it gets better – if ever.

83 rip April 18, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Rest in peace angel, you’ll forever be missed and loved. There is not a dry eye in Concord..

84 Gus April 18, 2014 at 4:44 PM

@83 you shouldn’t lie to dead people, they will eat your brains.

Most are wishing all the gang banging trash would be imprisoned, deported, or executed.

I’m enjoying all of the comments from the “gun experts,” so it’s not a total loss.

85 Debbie April 19, 2014 at 3:23 AM

I’ve lived in Concord all my life!!! Grew up most of Thoses years right next to The Concord Bart station on Pacific St.
I remember when we use to be able to leave our front doors open, and not have to worry about anything!!
Now, when you pull up Megan’slaw website, there’s at least 6 within a 2 mile radius from around the corner where I grew up!!
I think we need to hire law enforcement officers, and start cleaning up Concord! This is really sad!!!!

86 cutt throat April 19, 2014 at 6:59 AM

I love u my baby cousin victor

87 The red killa April 19, 2014 at 9:52 AM

THE RED KILLA
THE RED KILLA
THE RED KILLA
KILLA..

88 anon April 19, 2014 at 11:21 AM

‘And just a little while long and the wicked one will be no more..’ ps. 37:10,11.

89 Antioch April 19, 2014 at 9:18 PM

DBLOCK and the red killa don’t talk smack

90 @Killjoy. April 19, 2014 at 11:07 PM

liar, ‘our police chief’, you said you live in clayton so shut up!

91 roger April 25, 2014 at 7:50 PM

I am the step grandfather of victor yes people are so ignorant about what they don’t know ,he was just a child starting life he was not in gangs ,ill tell you what wear a certain color piece of clothing and see what happens in a certain area have some dam respect for my family, one person wrote something to that effect, if u don’t know the whole story then don’t say anything ,and to the person said 18 year old punk is dead I like to see you in person, and have a talk the father and mother are in so much in pain I cant believe some of these comments

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