UPDATE: Two People Shot in Walnut Creek Minutes After Leaving Concert at the Concord Pavilion

May 25, 2014 23:06 pm · 181 comments


As we first reported, there was a shooting on Ygnacio Valley Rd. & Oak Grove Rd. in Walnut Creek on Sunday night.

The vehicle pictured above arrived at John Muir in Walnut Creek just a few minutes after the shooting.

The following update is from the Walnut Creek Police Dept.:

Suspect: Black male adult, early-mid 20’s, medium build, 6′-6’02” tall, wearing a black 3 hole mask, t-shirt and blue jeans. Armed with a semi-automatic handgun.

Suspect Vehicle: Light colored Honda (or similar type) four-door sedan.

Victim Vehicle: White four-door Mercedes

Narrative: On Sunday night just before 8pm, the Walnut Creek Police Department received numerous 911 calls reporting several shots fired into a vehicle at the above location. Witnesses said the victim and suspect vehicles were driving westbound on Ygnacio Valley Road approaching the red light at Oak Grove Road. The suspect vehicle pulled up alongside the victim vehicle and shots were fired into the victim’s front passenger window. The suspect then exited the car and fired numerous times into the victim’s vehicle, striking both the driver and front seat passenger. The two victims (adult female driver and adult male passenger) had just left a concert at the Concord Pavilion.

The suspect vehicle then fled northbound onto Oak Grove Road. The victims were taken to John Muir Hospital for treatment and their condition is unknown at this time. Anyone with information or who witnessed the above is encouraged to call the Walnut Creek Police Department at (925) 943-5844.

Wit-Sec May 25, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Concord Pavilion Sunday night performers”
— Gladys Knight
— The O’Jays
— Freddie Jackson
— Faith Evans
— S.O.S. Band

Doesn’t seem like the type of music to attract people with guns.

SMH May 25, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Horrible….i hope the victims will be ok

CCW May 25, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Ahhh, the joys and wonders of rap music.

Anon 2 May 25, 2014 at 11:18 PM

We live in that area and didn’t hear a thing.

Pheonyx May 25, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Stay classy Concord.

Suzie May 25, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Sounds like a hit to me.

Blah May 25, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Is the KBLX Stone Soul concert rap music? The performers don’t look like rappers.

anonymous May 25, 2014 at 11:22 PM

I’d hardly call Gladys Knight rap music.

Emily May 25, 2014 at 11:23 PM

It wasn’t a rap concert!

Jolly May 25, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Yikes we were at the intersection right around then. Wondered why they closed that side of Ygnacio. I figured it was a DUI checkpoint after the concert. Very scary had my kids in the car. Not the area I ever thought shootings would be. Hope the victims recover, and the catch the shooter.

Katy May 25, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Violence isn’t limited to a particular geographic area, age group, race, or political affiliation. We don’t know what triggered it or the relationship between the victims and the suspect. It would be great to leave the sweeping generalizations behind.

kt May 25, 2014 at 11:27 PM

I was shocked when I heard there was a shooting in Walnut Creek. But I’m not surprised that it was people coming from the concert. Don’t disrupt our otherwise peaceful neighborhood. The pavilion should really regulate which artists attract criminals and not book them in the first place!

SF_citygirl May 25, 2014 at 11:27 PM

It’s really too bad. I can’t help but wonder if this was a murder for hire. It all sounds calculating.

Don't Forget Faith Evans May 25, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Faith Evans played at the pavilion tonight. She was married to the dead rapper Notorious BIG. She is hardly a saint. I am sure she has a very tame following.

JPEG May 25, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Katy- get real, are you serious?

CCW May 25, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Who said rap was what’s playing? I said it as in the wonderful influences on children of today.

Subterfuge May 25, 2014 at 11:31 PM

A bunch of brothers and sisters gett’n together for a concert and someone gets shot, not surprising. Nice of them to drop their brass in Walnut Creek though.

Katy May 25, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Yes, JPEG. What about my comment incenses you?

Skeptic May 25, 2014 at 11:33 PM
Suzie May 25, 2014 at 11:33 PM

@Blah No, they’re not rappers…completely different genre and crowd.

Coggins Square May 25, 2014 at 11:34 PM

kt, here in the Bay Area city limit lines don’t mean anything!! The entire Bay Area is like one big city together, and all of those cities are subject to the same problems that big cities face with things like traffic and crime. Also, keep in mind that Walnut Creek is not the small quiet town it once was so many years ago.

CCW May 25, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Katy 2007 there were a ton of black on white violent crimes, yet not a violent crime reported for white on black. These are FBI statistics.

SF_citygirl May 25, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Nothing wrong with the entertainment today, as that is true entertainment compared to lil wayne. Faith is ok too…

hmmmmmm... May 25, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Faith Evans has sung many songs…it’s all about the money, nothing else. The more intel, the more money she gets.

Pheonyxisaretard May 25, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Pheonyx # 5 it was in walnut creek tardo not concord…

Suzanne May 25, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Just waiting for the next concert… 🙂 This should be a blast.

The pope. May 25, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Faith Evans tweet from tonight:

Why would she tweet that about a concert in concord??

Katy May 25, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Either I’ve started feeding the trolls or I’m missing something. No matter what I post from here out, I’ll lose. *sigh*

What? May 25, 2014 at 11:50 PM

@Katy this would never happen at a Sting concert. I remember when Nas came in ’99 or ’00 someone was killed at YV and Clayton Road. Do you really think there isn’t a pattern here? Not just anyone from any geographic area, any age group, or political affiliation is subject to this violence. It would be great to leave the sweeping generalizations behind. If only we could.

Ms. Litella May 25, 2014 at 11:54 PM

What’s all this talk about violins on tv.?

kt May 25, 2014 at 11:58 PM

@ coggins square: what! You must have never lived in a bad neighborhood. City limits mean quite a bit. Just compare us to San Jose. Maybe I’m mistaken on the assumption that the concert attracted this. Were the shooters residents of Walnut Creek?

CaliCole May 25, 2014 at 11:58 PM

Just going to put this out there and I know people are gonna get their panties in a bunch about it and once again make excuses. It has nothing to do with the city it happened in, the race of the people, the concert, oh and I will put this in before stone starts saying something about fun control. There is no reason to why this happened except for the piece of s$!t ahole that did it. That’s who’s is to blame the soul less piece of crap. Blame him and only h. Not the victims, not a concert, not a city or race but the piece of crap who committed this disgusting crime. Praying for the victims and their families, that they are ok.

Katy May 25, 2014 at 11:59 PM

@What: so the college students in San Diego, Virginia Tech, the kids at Sandy Hook and Columbine, etc. don’t represent a broad variety of geographic, age, and political affiliations? My cousin in Chicago got mugged at gunpoint yesterday. Point is, we don’t know when and where it’s going to happen next.

Not in our City! May 26, 2014 at 12:01 AM

Countdown to capture

christy May 26, 2014 at 12:06 AM

Leave the stereo types behind and let’s wait until the police make a statement, speculations only start arguments when ppl leave comments.

Coggins Square May 26, 2014 at 12:08 AM

kt, they could have been from anywhere. Basically the Bay Area is a large and heavily populated metropolitan area, and this kind of stuff is bound to happen. That is true that it is more common in places like East Oakland, the Richmond flatlands and to a lesser extent some of the older and more low income areas of Pittsburg and Antioch, and maybe even Concord’s Monument Blvd. area. The thing is, when it happens in any of those cities, even nowhere near the areas where you might expect it, it is considered as normal. Just because Walnut Creek might not have neighborhoods like that, doesn’t mean it can’t happen in that municipality. The world is a dangerous and odd place.

Katy May 26, 2014 at 12:13 AM

CaliCole and christy…perfectly said, and what I was getting at. Think I’ll do something productive now and go to sleep.

Really guys? May 26, 2014 at 12:15 AM

Seriously? Y’all are being so ridiculous and bias. Quit making assumptions as to why it happened. The only way anyone will know is if the suspect is caught and he tells us why he did what he did. People feed on the idea that if they do something big enough, they will gain more attention and that’s exactly what you are all doing; giving them the attention they want. Just keep the victims in mind and pray they survive. That’s all that you can and should do at this point.

K May 26, 2014 at 12:18 AM

The shooter was wearing a mask & had a semiautomatic weapon. This does not sound like a random incident caused by the music played at a concert. It sounds like a premeditated hit.

Lake May 26, 2014 at 12:21 AM

Thinking that city limits had anything to do with the shooting is myopic. Road rage knows no city limits and when the midnight blog chaff blows away the bets should be on some insignificant traffic incident that was perceived to be an insult that was worth going to prison for.

I'm just sayin'... May 26, 2014 at 12:22 AM

I am CV Alumni Class of ’98. I’ve seen many concerts at the Concord Pavilion: Hootie & The Blowfish; Dave Matthews Band; Carlos Santana, to name a few. There was a time when you could go to The Wherehouse (now Sherwin Williams) and buy concert tickets for these concerts as well as Matchbox 20, Brooks & Dunn, Reba McIntyre, Bush, and The Steve Miller Band. Nothing like this EVER happened at any of these concerts! Remember when Claycord.com reported last August that the Clayton Safeway, Shell Gas Station, and Valero Gas Station closed early because of the Lil’ Wayne concert at the Pavilion? Remember that the Safeway employee made a statement that they “had already had a problem earlier and had to close.”? A certain type of concert attracts a certain type of crowd.
You said, “Violence isn’t limited to a particular geographic area, age group, race, or political affiliation.” You’re right, but it seems to be brought into these otherwise peaceful communities BY people from a “particular geographic area”, or race. It would be great to leave the sweeping generalizations behind. I only life were that simple.

Michelle May 26, 2014 at 12:24 AM

Too many negative comments… prayer for these people and their families.

Faith Evans May 26, 2014 at 12:29 AM

have faith… 🙂

The Three Billy Goats Gruff May 26, 2014 at 12:34 AM

@Katy – I think you’re a troll; you have to live under a bridge to be so naive. You’re reaching. Go to sleep Katy, it’s way past your bedtime…

KenInConcord May 26, 2014 at 12:40 AM

Yes these thing exisit in every race,city.
How About This —————-

I was walking near the Oakland Colisieum and saw a group of 20 teenage boys wearing the same color running towards me carrying clubs!!!!


Walking on the heather farms trail and saw a group of 20 teenage boys wearing the same color running towards me carrying clubs. But this was the De La Salle Field Hocky team out for their practice.

Call me a racisit pig for reacting to these situatuions differently!!

For those old timers….. Who remmbers when the problem with “West Pitsburg” & “East 14th Street in Oakland” was the negitive perception created by the media and Walnut Creek elitist. Well “Baypoint” & “International Blvd” are among the best places in the Bay Area.


Wit-Sec May 26, 2014 at 12:45 AM

Window shots are too perfect of an aim to be fired from another car… even at a stop light.

Starting to think the white Mercedes also had a gun & fired 15 rounds through its own window from inside.
There’s also a 16th bullet hole in the back door, below the window & a 17th bullet hole in the passenger side mirror… from the other shooter.

I'm just satin' May 26, 2014 at 12:49 AM

I’ve never heard of this happening at the Concord Pavilion when the headliner was Dave Matthews Band, Hootie & the Blowfish, The Steve Miller Band, or Carlos Santana.

marie May 26, 2014 at 12:52 AM

Reading nothing but pure ignorance.. From discriminating small minded people..

JPEG May 26, 2014 at 1:03 AM

@Katy, your comparison of this incident to the mass shootings you mentioned pale in comparison. I’m not following your logic.

Craig Cannon May 26, 2014 at 1:05 AM

I was just at The Shooting Scene. As For Now, You Are Good to Go On Ygnacio. It’s Open Both Directions at 12:45AM. Lots of Evidence Was Collected. Now, You Would Not Even Know The Road Was Closed Here at Cowell, and 17 Bullets Flew. The Pavilion has Had A Bad Day. There Were Dozens of People Requiring Medical Attention. A Their One MCI was Called Sunday Afternoon. Many Were Transported to Area Hospitals.
As For Profiling Today’s Crowd. I Worked The Pavilion as Event Staff Several Years Back. This Same Concert, Same Act. The Crowd were The Nicest Ever. Good People Enjoying Classic Soul. Very Surprising This is Connected. I Thought They Changed The “Batter” So To Speak, with a New Contract. Some of That Management Needs Re-Training. Really. This Seems to Start From Unsatisfactory, or Upset Customers. Problems Easily Defused by Suppressing Bad Feelings at The Venue, Before People Depart.

judy May 26, 2014 at 1:11 AM

I work at the pavilion. It not a rap concert.
However, this was an awful crowd. People were
extremely rude. So I guess this wouldn’t surprise me.

I'm The Urban Spaceman May 26, 2014 at 1:17 AM

Don’t let those who live under bridges get your daubers down.
Logic overrules Emotion in a civilized mind.

I'm The Urban Spaceman May 26, 2014 at 1:24 AM


Rinse & repeat your comment. Just like the carnage in Santa Barbara…Batsh#t Crazy IS BATSH#T CRAZY.

Really guys? May 26, 2014 at 1:30 AM

Seriously? Y’all are being so ridiculous and bias. Quit making assumptions as to why it happened. The only way anyone will know is if the suspect is caught and he tells us why he did what he did. People feed on the idea that if they do something big enough, they will gain more attention and that’s exactly what you are all doing; giving them the attention they want. Just keep the victims in mind and pray they survive. That’s all that you can and should do at this point.

Krystle May 26, 2014 at 1:38 AM

U said it coggins square. It’s true life. It’s not or could have been about the concert.

Clues May 26, 2014 at 2:00 AM

1. not a rap concert
2. story says 3 holes mask was used.
3. types of cars involved

setup or car jacking that went very wrong.

the mask is the most inportant clue…no road rage.

VikingPrincess May 26, 2014 at 2:03 AM

If not a random act of total insanity….it is what it looks like – quack!

The shooter either knew they were going to be exiting or identified them at some point and shot them. Not professional and also making quite a statement out in open. Take it that the victims could not respond by accelerating or it happen quickly and in expectantly?
This is terrible! We need more info to catch this guy. What? Too much Sopranos or something? What neighborhood is this a common place?

Los Angeles perhaps? …hmmm
Hope there is a traffic can footage that can put out a picture of this psycho.

julie May 26, 2014 at 2:37 AM

What is so perfect about walnut creek? Its no better then any other city or town around here, some might think it is, but there is violence everywhere, some of you people need to get a clue and open your eyes

@47 wit-sec Need Glasses? May 26, 2014 at 3:52 AM

If you actually read the article throuroghly you would have read a sentence that’s said “the suspect got out of his vehicle and Wales you to the car and started shooting at the passed Ger side window” TaDa!! #47 your problem and questions are now solved very simple I might add: )

@47 wit-sec Need Glasses? May 26, 2014 at 3:53 AM

Walked over **** ^^^^^

ms.v May 26, 2014 at 5:53 AM

Shooter was probably pissed because he was berated and called a troll for having an opinion.

You know it’s ok to disagree without being ignorant.

One less craZy May 26, 2014 at 6:34 AM

Half the commenters did not even read the story before posting. It was the clientele not even the concert this time. How do you combat violence when there are no decent consequences to premeditation. This is typical these days on any city at any time. It is a sad reflection on the way humans think these days. It is the decline of society and cannot improve the way things are. Endangering the public let alone intent to kill should be a mandatory life sentence in some prison in Siberia. Not the sham we call the judicial system.

Mark May 26, 2014 at 7:22 AM

Those are some snazzy rims and low profile tires on that Mercedes.

PO'd May 26, 2014 at 7:23 AM

I’m with Clues-the mask is the most important clue. It is not just a random incident.Obviously pre-meditated.Something happened before the incident. Also,Judy reports from the Pavillion that it was an unruly crowd.After that, it’s all speculation.More info needed.
Hope victims pull through OK.

Maybe May 26, 2014 at 7:26 AM

Almost sounds like an attempted hit to me.

We are instructed May 26, 2014 at 7:34 AM

By Mr Cannon that problems “easily defused by suppressing bad feelings at the venue before people depart. ”

Let’s see, some psycho who decided to shoot up a car should have been given milk and cookies at the end of the concert and everything would have been OK.

Interesting May 26, 2014 at 7:34 AM

Guy wearing a mask, good marksmanship, got out of the car to walk up and finish the fight with authority – could very well be a premeditated hit.

Judging by the shots in the window, it looks like the car didn’t move at all and the shooter emptied his hi cap mag straight into the car. Even if I were trapped in traffic, I would be driving into the car in front of me to at least try to evade the shots. I’d be moving cars out of the way or driving on the sidewalk.

There are only two lanes in each direction there on YVR (except turn lanes).

Can’t wait to hear what WCPD figures out.

Anonymous May 26, 2014 at 7:35 AM

DeSaulnier will be introducing a new tax to stop this kind of thing.

Sharon May 26, 2014 at 7:48 AM

You flippin ignorant idiots on here that think any type of music with an african american is rap or that they attract violence and criminals should go live on an island and steer clear of the world. You disgust me with your racist views and lack of knowledge and understanding. All of these crazy ass sensless shootings at schools and colleges are NON african american crimes. Should we vote to have all crazy white people live somewhere on a remote island so that our kids can go to school without fear of dying? How ignorant would that be for me to say? And Im white!! Get your heads out of your ass and work to make acceptance, love and tolerance apart of your life. Maybe people will be less likely to wanna die and kill others.

Katy May 26, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Good morning, Claycord! Should I ever decide to comment on one Claycord.com’s posts again (not likely given the immediate, visceral reactions elicited by my comment), it will be under the pseudonym Naive Troll. Thanks to The Three Billy Goats Gruff for the inspiration.

Longtime resident May 26, 2014 at 7:53 AM

The Concord Pavilion USED to be in a great location.. Out of the neighborhoods and bedroom communities. BUT, that was many, many years ago. The lack of easy freeway access makes the Pavilion a paradise for thugs that want to do bad things. I wish they would close the place down. Nothing good happens in the area on concert nights..

anon May 26, 2014 at 7:56 AM

Boyfriend/girlfriend, ex boyfriend shooter?

94598 May 26, 2014 at 7:57 AM

Its time for City of Walnut Creek to think about closing off Ygnacio Valley Blvd at the border with Concord…….again.

Jeff May 26, 2014 at 8:13 AM

I’m surprised no one mentioned this happened after an Usher concert at the pavilion a few years ago.

Teacher Wannabe May 26, 2014 at 8:24 AM

@Katy. Just ignore them. They’re just ignorant. Your original view was right on the money.

conserveEnergyOk May 26, 2014 at 8:26 AM

Driver forgot to turn off the headlights

itsme May 26, 2014 at 8:30 AM

It seems like many of those concerts at the Pavilion attract the wrong crowd who cause trouble after. City of Concord needs to stop having them. Let them go to the Oakland Coliseum.

Anon May 26, 2014 at 8:32 AM

The problem is not Concord or Walnut Creek is the thugs from Oakland, Richmond, etc. that come here. We need a gate to keep them out.

lights and sirens May 26, 2014 at 8:33 AM

Stick to country music at the pavilion and no shootings and safeway can stay open. 🙂

prayers May 26, 2014 at 8:36 AM

it was not a rap concert I’m asking everyone to pray for my friend and his girlfriend that got shot that’s family..this violence needs to stop..

Leland Yee? May 26, 2014 at 8:41 AM

I wonder if Uncle Leland sold him the gun? It’s almost like the guy didn’t care about the law against high-capacity magazines too.

cornfed May 26, 2014 at 8:49 AM


Hmm, yes, “lack of knowledge and understanding”. I guess it’s my racist underpinnings that lead me to observe that “all these” crazy ass senseless school shootings that are commited by whites are commited at a rate of a couple times a year at most. Still too many, but compare that to this type of thing that doesn’t make national headlines because it ocurs multiple times per DAY in any one of numerous geographical areas across the nation. Areas that happen to be, well, non-white (sshh!) It’s only a big deal in an area like WC-YV because it DOESN’T normally occur here, and when it does it’s usually perpetrated by someone from one of those other geographic areas (sshh!). No ma’am, I will never be “accepting, loving, and tolerant” of ghetto culture, and if you are then you should move there.

NRA Supporter May 26, 2014 at 8:49 AM

Doesn’t matter who was playing, weather they are young or old. They just need to ban these concerts over there, because it always brings in the trouble from Richmond and Oakland. Because they weren’t from over here headed that direction. They will be caught. Since there are to many eyes in the sky now. Look forward to hearing about their arrest soon.

IDGAF May 26, 2014 at 8:50 AM

@ CCW, @ Blah…It helps to know WTF you are talking about.
Those artists are not rappers. Totally different crowd/following.

It’s people like you who are quick up judge without the facts.


That Guy May 26, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Violence can happen anywhere at anytime. If you think otherwise you are naïve and need to peek outside your pretty little city every once and awhile to see what is going on in your neighborhood, city, and region. We live in a mobile and connected society and thus bad people have the means to do bad things anywhere anytime.

It is our job to confront this ugliness in our society, but we can’t if we continue to live in a false reality that my neighborhood, city, and region is better than yours. We all must work together to quash this behavior. The justice system is broke and can’t fix it for us, but that does mean we become bystanders. Be vigilant, report what you see, and don’t be afraid to confront evil doers.

Confused May 26, 2014 at 8:53 AM

I’m confused. Somebody fires a semiautomatic directly into the car window and the driver is stable enough to drive the car to John Muir parking lot from Oak Grove Rd.? And the window is partially still in tact? Is this even possible?

Cali Girl May 26, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Come on peeps… There’s always more to the story than what we hear. This isn’t random… It never is!!

David Duke May 26, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Go back to where you came from!

Shrimp Boy May 26, 2014 at 8:58 AM

#81 Uncle L was setup leave him out of this.

anon May 26, 2014 at 9:00 AM

If all the posters on this story were in a room together, what’s the odds of someone pulling a gun and starts shooting?

CoolStoryBro May 26, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Did he died?
Did she died?

Cuzzzzzzz...... May 26, 2014 at 9:06 AM

@ Katy – don’t let the door hit you in the fanny on your way out.

About the shooting – The artist on the performance list hardly look like the kind that would attract the rap/crap crowd.. Was this a case of parking lot rage??? A targeted execution (possibly drug related)??? Who knows at this point…..but all of this kind of crap needs to stop and we need to stop making excuse like “this happens everywhere”, blah blah blah inform the city and Pavilion management that as a community we will not tolerate this type of violent crime

jb May 26, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Just read all the 81 comments….and wonder about people at times…kathy
is right…it happens all over…..we need to have the guns taken away from the bad guys…like that will ever happen…to much talking and not enough action.
A honda shoots at a mercedes…low life trying to get at someone with money…will not be going to see the bee gees now….crime has come to concord…to many bad people out there with guns must stop….now….

inmotion May 26, 2014 at 9:09 AM


K May 26, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Katy, your original comment was right on the mark. The problem is that there are numerous racist trolls on claycord who wait for any excuse to spread their nonsensical venom.

Anon May 26, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Very shocking, the targeted couple definitely are very lucky to be alive. Sad this happened in Walnut Creek, but this does sound like a personal vendetta, not random road rage. Hope WCPD finds the soulless thug who did this, but might be hard if he/she was wearing a mask and the plates were not good.

This would have never happened.... May 26, 2014 at 9:19 AM

at a Lawrence Welk concert.

Stella May 26, 2014 at 9:21 AM

I am so glad I live in Danville

CoolStoryBro May 26, 2014 at 9:22 AM

jb #92. good stay home.
“crime has come to concord” – that is breaking news.

BayCalivesinConcord May 26, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Please stop being ignorant people. Stone Soul is a concert that is nothing but old school music. The crowd is more laid back and chill. It’s not about what type of concert it is. It’s about the individual who committed the crime and innocent victims. Crime happens anywhere at any time rich poor or middle-class. It doesn’t matter. The white boy who just killed his roommates in San Diego. Columbine shooting, Scott Peterson in Stockton. Let’s not forget right new door Susan Polk murdered her husband Dr Polk in Lafayette in 2006. White people kills people all the time and cut them up and bury the body over money affairs and who kknows what. My point is its not about race it’s the individual committing the crime. Wake up!!

BayArian May 26, 2014 at 9:34 AM

keep the ghetto concerts out of concord. problem solved.

some dude May 26, 2014 at 9:35 AM

live nearby, heard this: pop-pop, then many pops, waited for sirens. they came soon enough. if it was a hit, it was not a very intelligent hit, that intersection has a lot of traffic (witnesses).

qwerty May 26, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Were law enforcement license plate readers, on light poles and stop light structures we’ve heard so much about, in use? Hope so. If not, what are they for?

John Pope May 26, 2014 at 9:47 AM

I heard that there was a carjacking with the victim shot in Antioch last night as well, but no news anywhere about that incident. Anyone heard any details?

iluvfriedchicken May 26, 2014 at 9:50 AM

This sounds like an attempted assassination to me. The shooter is a hitman. I bet we’ll find out the victims were secret lovers and some angry spouse hired a hitman to kill them.

Amature May 26, 2014 at 9:53 AM

hit failed.

Cops will clear this up quickly.

Annoyed May 26, 2014 at 9:55 AM

15 year killed by police recently in walnut creek … Mother son murder suicide walnut creek … 22 year old man arrested for murder in walnut creek …walnut creek man arrested in bay point for murder… 65 year old man stabs 16 year old girl in walnut creek … All of these are white crimes … Y’all racist ass people need to stfu… Y’all have crime too committed by your own kind … So stop acting like its such a squeaky clean city it’s many more crimes in surrounding areas concord, pleasant hill etc that involves white people smh …

57 Chevy May 26, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Gang related.

NoMoreFreeRide May 26, 2014 at 10:17 AM

I’m just sayin’ – Just said it all!

JPEG May 26, 2014 at 10:30 AM

@#3 I think this was the only comment that this was a rap concert? Look how many comments have posted claiming “everyone who thinks this is rap is stupid”. I think what people are getting at is the crowds that are drawn to “these concerts” are causing lots of problems in an otherwise peaceful area. Is that not PC? Should we not think anymore?

anonymous May 26, 2014 at 10:31 AM

It’s so unfortunate that this thread has become a discussion on race, music stereotypes and speculation. Praying for those who were harmed. Hopefully we will get some facts surrounding the circumstances and put the over-generalizations, accusations and speculation to rest.

Shuley May 26, 2014 at 10:41 AM

I love it when all of the “conservatives” here jump on the “ban this, ban that” bandwagon as soon as something like this happens. So, ban certain types of music? Concord Pavilion should only feature acts like James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt now? Nobody sees ANY problems with violating the 1st amendment?

We don’t even know what happened. Could be very possible the shooter was not at the concert. But hey…Make sense…Ban soul music. Any thoughts on making it more difficult for these criminals to get guns?? Hell no!

K May 26, 2014 at 10:43 AM

JPEG, the racist trolls on this site wait for any excuse to start making nonsensical statements. #3 ignored the true nature of the list of performers and instead branded the entire event as rap because they know that the other trolls will latch on and keep the racist banter going.

K May 26, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Anonymous #112, that is logical & wishful thinking. Unfortunately, the free for all nature of the comments section on this site allows the racist trolls to ensure that waiting on facts will never be allowed to happen here.

57 Chevy May 26, 2014 at 10:47 AM

@ BayCalives—-#101

The guy who just killed his roommates was in the Santa Barbara area, not San Diego. Scott Peterson was in Modesto, not Stockton. Susan Polk lived in Orinda, not Lafayette.

Get your facts straight.

Anonymous May 26, 2014 at 10:51 AM

This was a couple that I know personally. I cannot believe discussions about this are anything but god bless these people. He has small children and they were both way too young to be dying. This is a tragedy. You should all be ashamed.

Cracky McGee May 26, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Aren’t there cameras on that span of Ygnacio? I think I’ve seen them going down the hill …

Barbie Garrett May 26, 2014 at 10:59 AM

No this was not a rap concert. Fact, more white kids go to rap concerts than black kids.

94598 May 26, 2014 at 11:01 AM

FYI- there are traffic cameras at this intersection.

Also, as Concord PD quickly forces the traffic out of their city….. it would be nice for Walnut Creek to close YV and redirect the “traffic” back to the originating city. I imagine that will force the city to rethink safety at their venues and the crime post concert at their venues.

BagsFlyFree May 26, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Time for the Pavilion to have cameras installed on entry/exit points. Shooter would not have had a mask on paying for parking or walking on the property.

qwerty May 26, 2014 at 11:12 AM

@121 Yes, there is already a camera at the Pavilion. I hope it was on.

anonymous May 26, 2014 at 11:14 AM

I sure hope that there is a witness who can give the police the license plate number from the shooters car, so he can rot in jail. Especially since he was a coward wearing a mask and clearly has anger issues. Hope the folks shot are okay and have a speedy recovery.

Subterfuge May 26, 2014 at 11:31 AM

@barbie Garrett;
Yes it’s true more white folk go to rap concerts than black folk. However, black folk still make up the majority of violent crime victims and perps at those shows. And that’s before the cops get involved and start sicking their dogs on fools.

Mr. Pink May 26, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Shocking. Not.

Pleasant Hill Resident I May 26, 2014 at 11:56 AM

I’m sad to see such ignorance, racism and elitism throughout these comments. It must be exhausting to be so hateful.

I hope that the victims are in stable condition and that more clues to this story surface shortly.

@123 May 26, 2014 at 12:02 PM

rest assured the car was stolen at some point

. May 26, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Simple search every car entering the Pavilion.

mutts May 26, 2014 at 12:17 PM

It’s about certain people not being able to get together without killing each other. I thought they’d clean out the gene pool but they just keep breeding.

theonly May 26, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Sounds like whoever was driving that particular Mercedes had an hit on them.

Simple Man May 26, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Anon 117, tell us more about the victims, and do you think this was a planned “hit?” Does the girl that went home from the hospital have any info to help the police? I do hope the man survives, as no child should lose their daddy, especially like this.

Simple Man May 26, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Somebody out there reading this must know more…fill us in.

Cynic May 26, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Mutts, part of me is disgusted by your comment, but I have to admit that part of me agrees. I noticed that #117 said that “he” has small children, which implies that the mother is not the girl he was with. Sad to say, but it is not uncommon for people that live the ‘thug life” to leave a wake of illegitimate children, who then repeat the same cycle.

Those of you that think this is a racist perspective need to quit being so sensitive, and realize that this is an observation, and reality. This is not a race issue, it is social issue. This is a cultural issue. While there is no doubt that race (only because of demographical realities) is an aspect of these situations, it certainly is not a cause. If people want to change a perception, they need to change the image they wish to be perceived differently. Our instincts to profile are a survival mechanism, part of our DNA, part of the reason each of us exists. We are not born with the profiles already developed, just with the instinct to profile. We LEARN the content through our life experiences. Sorry folks, stereotypes are often true, we are just too ashamed to admit it.

Rob V May 26, 2014 at 1:17 PM

KBLX has had 17 Stone Soul Concerts and a majority of them have been in Concord and this is the 1st shooting. And not at the concert,it was nearby.This could have happened anywhere and any fool can see this was definitely personal.Don’t blame the event,blame the individual.I need to learn to read these articles and stay away from the ignorant comments.People say what they feel with no fear of retribution because they can hide behind their computers.

LL May 26, 2014 at 2:08 PM

It could have happened anywhere. The music was not rap music. So all that are trying to blame the music and people attending. what ya gotta say bout the Maniac in southern cali. Who went on a shooting rampage,because he felt rejected by his peers?? Oh and stabbed and killed 3 people before going on a shooting rampage!! Wow!! May all involved and were killed rip . Hope the 2 victims of this shooting are gonna be okay. Prayers are with all the families of each victim of these 2 horrible incidences.

Kevin May 26, 2014 at 2:23 PM

I can’t believe the racist words coming form all you ignorant people. People in the Creek have no that Pittsburg has the same national crime rating as Walnutcreek. You all live in a Lilly white Community that thinks your perfect. I live in Concord, I’m white, I’m an NRA member but I’m no racist. Pull your heads out of the sand. The Pavilion is a place for everybody from Christian Concerts to Graduations.

Moi May 26, 2014 at 2:30 PM

@K … Are you really @Katy? You sound the same. If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen! C’mon, you’ve gotta have thicker skin than that!

Anon May 26, 2014 at 3:41 PM

It’s only news worthy if the shooter is white, as that is out of the ordinary, as a previous poster pointed out. If they are black, it is just another day in the hood.

Pinkberry Grrl May 26, 2014 at 3:43 PM

The glass in the Mercedes windows didn’t shatter? Is that normal? Pretty car…

JPEG May 26, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Sometimes when people disagree with me I call them a racist.

nomorefreeride May 26, 2014 at 4:05 PM

@ Pheonyx – It happened in Walnut Creek

Anon May 26, 2014 at 4:21 PM

When someone calls you a racist, thank them. It likely shows their own ignorants of the English language as well as the facts. In other words, like it or not, but if the people involved are black and from out of town it isn’t racist to say “these out of town blacks seem to cause problems”. It would however be inappropriate to say “all blacks cause problems”. Again thank those who call you a racist, because of them you can help them learn what the term means and how to use it correctly.

me May 26, 2014 at 4:51 PM


make it harder for whom to get guns? the only laws ever proposed to tighten gun laws do NOTHING to make it more difficult for thugs to obtain guns and everything to do with making it more difficult for law abiding citizens. Im very doubtful this was a legally obtained gun or the ballistics would be of ATF record and easily traced. no one would use a legally obtained fire arm to commit a violent act because of the ballistic finger print that is on record for every legally obtained gun.

who the hell was in the area and didn’t run this puke over? beep beep coming threw. Prayers for the victims and their families. I dont care who you are if you pull a gun in traffic around me your going to have 7000 pounds of ford on top of you.

horrible irony. if you Hollywood stop a traffic light you can bet you will get a $495 ticket in the mail with no less than 6 highly definable pictures of yourself your license plate, heinously violating the law but something like this happens and nothing. Prayers for the victims and their families.

Teacher Wannabe May 26, 2014 at 4:51 PM

1. If the suspect had a mask, how do we know it was a black male, early-mid 20’s?
2. The victims may have been at the concert, but who knows if the suspect was even there? Cameras at the venue, as one suggested, would have been useless unless the suspect showed up wearing the mask (lol).

3. Prayers for the victims and I hope they catch the retard.

Always Right May 26, 2014 at 5:26 PM

I like what Cynic had to say in post 133: “This is not a race issue, it is social issue. This is a cultural issue.”

The KKK was responsible for a total of 3,446 lynchings of African Americans over 86 years. That is about 40 deaths per year. Compare that to the over 6,000 African Americans killed EACH YEAR by other African Americans.

Is it racist for a white person to point this fact out? Or is it racist to ignore this horrible fact and pretend there is no problem with the thug sub-culture that is a plague on the African American community?

Claycordian May 26, 2014 at 5:40 PM

That poor Mercedes.

Moi May 26, 2014 at 6:15 PM

@teacher wannabe: He was wearing a T-shirt, assuming short sleeves (it was hot!) so I guess people identified his race by his arms and his physique – ? Plus, that is not a typical MO done by whites, Indians, or Asians…

The police reported they all were at the Concord P., not sure how they know that but I am assuming the woman who was released from the hospital. Police are asking for info about the suspect so maybe the woman doesn’t know the suspect, but who knows. They also noted that it’s unclear whether an altercation began at the concert or in the parking lot, whether that is conjecture on their part or info from witnesses will something we’ll have to wait to find out, if we find out.

Twillight Zone May 26, 2014 at 6:16 PM

It has been my experience when leaving the Concord Pavilion, or driving on YV toward Walnut Creek, that I too get shot at 9 out of 10 times. It would be illogical to say this happened because of the crowd this concert attracted. To the locals who have lived here their whole life you must have forgotten this is normal. You should not post on Claycord your disapproval of people doing hood rat things with their friends. If you don’t care to join the “There are no bad people, just bad decisions” crowd then please wear a scarlet “R” so we, “The Accepting Ones”, can see you as the racists you are.

Silva May 26, 2014 at 6:25 PM

So do we know whether or not this crime had anything to do with the Pavilion?

Hatetosayit May 26, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Female: Pacific Islander mix has dated several Bay Area rappers
Male: African American from Sacramento self described hustler owns a fashion line too young fly and flashy or young flashy and fly something like along those lines…

Wondering? May 26, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Suspect knew what he was about to do and most likely had it plan; I’m just saying because it’s all too perfect.

So again, incident people who may have had a great time at the concert and were on their way home, a punk does this because of what?

Incident people got injured. My question is why isn’t there any protesting taking place?

@wondering May 26, 2014 at 7:06 PM

I’m assuming “incident” was innocent autocorrected… I think if you knew the victims you might reconsider the use of the word… At the least extent you can’t glamorize a thug life and culture and be called innocent when you run a foul in said thug life and culture. Both victims emulated the thug life maybe this incident will give them a new perspective about what they think is so cool and hard.

JPEG May 26, 2014 at 7:06 PM

@wondering? Care to say that in English?

lorrieslife May 26, 2014 at 7:20 PM

“KBLX–The Quiet Storm”……. I love that station!

JPEG May 26, 2014 at 9:23 PM

This guy wasn’t selling apparel. Looks like he’s just laundering money. Katy where you at?

Dr. Jellyfinger® May 26, 2014 at 9:27 PM

This is why they should stop having those Saturday evening concerts in downtown Clayton. It is only a matter of time until some crazed, easy listening music Homie decides to pull out the artillery & blast another car full of concert goers for dissing him or flashing their suburban gang signs.

Digger May 26, 2014 at 9:32 PM

JPEG I think you nailed it did you see his fashion line and facebook?

curbstomper May 26, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Im sure he earned that benzy in an honest paying legal occupation

57 Chevy May 26, 2014 at 10:02 PM

@ Dr. Jellyfinger—-#155

Okay, sure.

Laura May 26, 2014 at 10:28 PM

The crime had NOTHING to do with the Pavilion for the comment left above.

Walnut Creek May 27, 2014 at 1:27 AM

Never ignorant getting goals accomplished.. Walnut Creek this happened in your city! it’s you’re responsibility now.. Don’t point the finger.. Where was your police force on break? What are you going to do about it? Are you brave citizens of the mighty fine city of Concord /Walnut Creek going to step up and be witnesses? I see a lot of balls on the page but go talk to the police and tell them what you saw! Solve your crime! God is all of the good and none of the evil!

TQ May 27, 2014 at 3:00 AM

I have read some of the comments and was saddened by the stereotypes that are portrayed. The assumption that violence after a concert automatically propels people to argue that they need to better screen the acts performing and to label it as a rapper event demonstrates as much ignorance as the erson performing the senseless act. The reality is senseless acts of violence are erupting everywhere across all color, professional affiliation, age, and income lines. Just ask those injured after violence erupted after a rodeo event this weekend if that means they blame the horses for attracting the wrong crowd.http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/25610084/three-reportedly-shot-in-bartow-county-shooting#ixzz32oBabCeC

cornfed May 27, 2014 at 4:20 AM

To the “violence can happen anywhere” crowd…

I’ve got news for you. Violence and crime don’t “happen”. They are perpetrated by a specific person(s) at a given time and place. Yes, they can be perpetrated nearly anywhere, and are disproportionately done so by non-whites. I said DISPROPORTIONATELY, not ALWAYS. And it doesn’t matter what stupid concert was at the Pavillion, scumbags will be scumbags, white, black, or whatever. But the fact is, these after-concert incidents are committed mostly by out-of-area blacks. Let’s deal with the facts, then go from there.

Rollo Tomasi May 27, 2014 at 7:53 AM

@me #142:

There is no database with ballistic “fingerprints” of legally obtained firearms. You watch too much TV. Do some research.

“A California Department of Justice survey, using 742 guns used by the California Highway Patrol as a test bed, showed very poor results; even with such a limited database, less than 70% of cases of the same make as the “fingerprint” case yielded the correct gun in the top 15 matches; when a different make of ammunition was used, the success rate dropped to less than 40%.”

Terrible May 27, 2014 at 8:06 AM

I was very shocked to hear about this crime. I hope the low lifes that did this will be caught soon.

Sharktopus May 27, 2014 at 8:30 AM

And that is why you never scuff up another mann’s Nike’s.

Seriously who ever was shooting was a hell of a shot, that is some nice grouping on that window

CallOfDuty May 27, 2014 at 8:34 AM

Must have used a call of duty target finder w/ that shot placement.

Veeblefester May 27, 2014 at 9:20 AM

I live very close to where this happened. I was in my backyard with my family, and we heard the shots. I counted 10. There were two shots that were not in rhythm, then 8 very metered shots, as my neighbor called them. Strange that I didn’t hear, or notice the other shots. Maybe he unloaded a mag from inside his car, and I didn’t hear those, then he reloaded and got out to empty another mag, just speculation, though.

My kids have been scared ever since this happened. I really could not lie to them about what they heard, they are too smart for that. That thug bastard stole some of their innocence when he tried to execute someone in my backyard. Nothing can un-ring that bell. I really hope they get this guy.

Rap Master Lo - T May 27, 2014 at 9:42 AM

If the Pavilion is such a public nuisance it should not be allowed to book acts that have attracted trouble in the past. Race need not be considered, just prior record for the entertainment in question. Screen the acts like you screen a contractor, check references. If there’s violence after every performance you would not book that particular act would you? Go color blind & just use common sense.

CallOfDuty May 27, 2014 at 9:44 AM

#167, get out of here w/ that high moral crap

Veeblefester May 27, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Call of Duty, your name suggests that you might spend a bit too much time playing Xbox. Chances are good that you have a difficult time distinguishing between reality and fantasy. I think it is just a bit ironic that someone with your user name thinks that protecting a child’s innocence is “high moral crap.” Maybe there is more to the link between violent video games and a generational numbness to violence. Please seek help, and get off the couch. Try exercising something other than your thumbs. When we were kids, we actually played guns with toy guns as we ran around the backyard….no blood, no gore, just our imaginations. This generation of kids watch and play blood and guts games, and emulate thugs (see flat billed ball caps, and long t-shirts.) Rather than ignoring you, and planting you in front of your electronic babysitter (TV, xbox, etc…), your parents should have played with you, and probably should have spanked you a few times.

david k. pleasanton May 27, 2014 at 11:33 AM

how could they not catch the guy who did this?!

With all the cameras out there you would think that this could be done more easily.

(short rant)

This seems to go on all the time. Not necessarily in concord/WC, but in other communities in the Bay and Cali. Couldn’t law enforcement develop some sort of public website which compiles this info (pics, vids, witness testimony, etc.) to be able to use as a force-multiplier against these evil people?

RE the (I count) 16 holes in the Mercedes, looks like the evil shooter used a 17 round capacity magazine. Seems criminals aren’t obeying the law re the 10 round capacity magazine, nor the law about carry conceal. Sure is nice that law abiding citizens cannot carry conceal their legally possessed firearms and are limited to 10 rounds while criminals circumvent this, carry conceal and have 17 rounds ready to go. (Sarcastic.)

I love law enforcement and they are the first people I will call when I get into or see trouble, but they don’t walk around with me everywhere I go. I have to defend myself by fleeing and can expect their response in 5 to 10 to 15 minutes, if I have a charged phone and am able to call them and once I get through their telephone tree, holding, touch tone for deaf people and transferred to the correct agency, (add on at least 2-10 min for this) maybe they will come.

With all our technology and wonderful western civilization and even though it’s 2014 CE and not 10,000 BCE, we still have ancient ridiculousness that exists such as insane, cold and murderous people out there who will do harm to people if you look at them sideways. Staying safe is part skill and part luck. Other tools we have are 2.5oz pepper spray, a close proximity stun gun, our purses/backpacks, maybe a pencil… Not that intimidating, but better than nothing I guess.

Tom Friedman said in one of his talks about Afghanistan that he would rather see someone there having a middle class job and taking care of his Mercedes and having stability rather than fighting and causing havoc. I would think that he would say the same thing about our society too which is stability that comes with a good middle class or white collar job will reduce violence. But jobs are becoming harder to find and thus more instability in our society we we have to watch out!

Lastly, keep in mind that good people are the overwhelming majority out there!

ok im done thank you phew peace.

CallOfDuty May 27, 2014 at 12:04 PM

170 and 171, did not read.

Brig May 27, 2014 at 12:05 PM

@ Rap Master Lo – T —-Do you know how many businesses we would have to close if we listened to you? Doesn’t make sense. Besides the shooting happened on the street, not at the Concord Pavilion.

ANNON May 27, 2014 at 2:49 PM

It’s the thugs, idiots, low life scum bags that come into the nicer areas and try to move in on us. If you have noticed there are many more of these people coming into our neighborhoods. I believe they feel they can get away litterally with murder in our neighborhoods. Lets force them out and keep them out!

sl May 27, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Ok, the concert was not rappers, mostly OLD TIME R&B/Soul singers that were from the “happy days” era. Pretty non violent and happy music. To generalize and say just because they are soul and it connects to violence is stereotyping. We don’t even know if the shooters were at the concert. IT is a quiet peaceful neighborhood that got visited by some bad people who did a very bad thing. Lets get the facts before we opinionate. The concert company and venue surely is not responsible for what their patrons do before or after their concert. Their purpose is to provide entertainment in a safe environment. There is no blame to the concert company or performers. Lets let the blame lay were it belongs on BAD people who decided to shoot people.

Atticus Thraxx May 27, 2014 at 6:56 PM

One hundred and seventy five comments in and all I come away with is Mercedes puts good glass in their cars, black does in fact sometimes ‘crack’, and if you really want to kill someone, don’t use a pistol.

Smart,Goodlooking&Debonaire May 27, 2014 at 8:12 PM

This is a new record for me. Every single comment I’ve made on this story was deleted. The thought police are alive and well on Claycord.com!!

Rap Master Lo - T May 27, 2014 at 9:32 PM

OK Brig, so the shooting happened on the street, not at the Pavilion. That means the shooters obviously weren’t in town for the concert? By your logic Lee Harvey Oswald wasn’t necessarily in Dallas to see the motorcade. You a jeeyus!

JPEG May 27, 2014 at 9:58 PM

@Twilight Zone are you the only sane person left?

JPEG May 27, 2014 at 10:00 PM

There’s a hole in my bucket dear Liza dear Liza. This thread is done.

JPEG May 27, 2014 at 10:02 PM

@katy please don’t leave claycord you got this thread to 181 comments.

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