Concord: No Injuries Reported During Drive-By Shooting on Saturday Night

August 3, 2014 1:06 am · 61 comments

No injuries were reported during a shooting on Parkside Dr. near Concord Blvd. just before 10pm on Saturday night.

At least one vehicle was heavily damaged by gunshots.

The suspects were driving a small, red pickup truck. The shooter, who was a passenger in the vehicle, is described as a Hispanic male with a beard and a Golden State Warriors hat.

Anybody with information should call the Concord Police Department.

1 All those shots fired August 3, 2014 at 1:21 AM

…and no one was hurt? Wow whoever was in that vehicle had their angels with them tonight! Time to thank your maker

2 scared August 3, 2014 at 1:51 AM

I heard this and it was scarey. I was a couple blocks away and it sounded definitely like an automatic style shotgun. Extremly loud and powerful blasts in rapid succession. I immediately called the CPD but was put on hold. About a minute later I heard a few scant sirens but nothing more. I hope they can solve this one. This wanton and thoughtless type of crime cannot and should not be condoned. Not here in Concord. Not anywhere.

3 The Theorist August 3, 2014 at 4:31 AM

Didn’t anyone tell the thugs council meetings are on tuesday nights?
I wonder if the new city manager is outsourcing the new crime spree to the same group of thugs the old city manager used to scare up support the last time measure Q was on the ballot? Inquiring minds want to know!

4 Russ August 3, 2014 at 5:45 AM

quite a raucous night in the C last night!

5 Randy August 3, 2014 at 6:08 AM

What in the world is happening to Concord & Antioch?
They always had their problems but it sounds like they are turning into new versions of Richmond & Oakland.

More of this and the good people who can afford to leave start moving out.
Then it gets ugly.

6 Hardest August 3, 2014 at 8:17 AM

It’s gotta b tha cristal ranch MOB.

7 jk August 3, 2014 at 8:34 AM

I have lived in concord for the last 30 years…and now scared to come out at nite…what is happening to our city…are the bad people from other citys coming to our town…why cannot we not stop this from happening here…think will move away…not safe anymore….did anyone see the car that crashed into a sign at mountmikes last nite….hope no one got hurt…took the police a long time to get there..maybe chasing bad people….hope no one hurt.

8 Anon August 3, 2014 at 8:37 AM

He probably lives near Monument Blvd.

9 Terry Kremin August 3, 2014 at 8:43 AM

And yet our city leaders keep claiming their is no gang problem.

Turning a blind eye does not get rid of the problem. But if you you keep saying it, enough voters will believe you. And it lets the problem build.

EVERY city in California (well, in any state) has a gang problem – either an open problem, or one building into an open problem.

This is the third gang related shooting this year.

As usual our Council is REACTING (and quite slowly…) instead of acting and being proactive and preventing this from building.

What is there threshold to actual start saying yes we have a problem and need to be doing more? 10 shootings? 20 ?

Enough with closing the eyes, clicking the heels, and repeating “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home”.

10 Concernicus August 3, 2014 at 8:47 AM

youre funny, #6.

11 Concordian August 3, 2014 at 9:32 AM

@ # 5.

Absolutely. This is going to happen quite soon. The area of Concord where we live used to be very decent. Now, it is getting worse and worse by year. Thinking of moving out already.

12 Mark August 3, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Low income housing and all the joy it brings with it. Expect more and more and remember to keep the boarder open so the flood can continue. Sneak across and get free medical, housing, food and a calif drivers license no questions asked. Sneak over pregnant and your child will be a US citizen with all the benifits. What a mess!

13 buttress August 3, 2014 at 9:35 AM

#5: it’s already started. We moved out last year bc of this type of nonsense. I miss our great neighbors, but not this garbage.

14 No Way August 3, 2014 at 9:55 AM

You know what’s happening to Concord is the City Council that plays ring around the Rosie ever year! This group is probably one of the worse, they don’t care about the city. They just care about what they’re going to get out of it, like Leoni triple dipping.
If you live in this city then register to vote if you haven’t done so and vote OUT these people and let’s get some people in there that care.
Put on hold for a shooting, who does that? Should have told them your neighbors over watering, honestly!

15 J August 3, 2014 at 10:48 AM

You know what the problem is these days? People moving out instead of staying and fighting for your neighborhood. Hate to tell you but there is crime all over the bay area and beyond. Residents let these problem people come in and instead of dealing with the problem they flee and try to move to a new neighborhood.. Its just a cycle that will keep repeating. You dont like whats going on in your neighborhood or city?? .. Then be active and do something about it

16 PO'd August 3, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Concord’s future is set-more sec. 8 and other low income housing to come. So get with the program. Have more respect for cultural differences. Embrace
multi-culturalism. Pretend it isn’t so bad .In 3rd world countries, automatic weapons are what give the impoverished their power. Those old residents that complain will die off soon, or move. It will be a paradise.
All the new “children” coming from Central America are going to need a home-why not here?

17 oh, really August 3, 2014 at 11:13 AM

1.where does it say it was a gang shooting?
2.what new city mgr? Our city mgr has been here for years.
3.It’s election time, Terry comes out of the woodwork. Where have you been, certainly not standing up at city council mtgs. Since Terry knows soooo much, let’s hear how you will stop this. Or are you only complaining and giving no answers.

18 How about August 3, 2014 at 11:16 AM

going after the really issue. Are city police are doing what they are suppose too. Now if only we could get our DA to do his job. Our city budget shows almost 60% goes to police, maybe cut wages from overpaid cops and hire more cops instead.

19 Bet Money August 3, 2014 at 11:18 AM

you people will vote by what the POA tells you to do. Of course, these candidates also give the raises, too.

20 Anon August 3, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Look ,the Police Association and the garbage company run this city.Get over it.

21 Always Right August 3, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Mark and other posters on this thread are right. Building more subsidized low-income housing will turn Concord from a nice working class suburb to some Antioch/Oakland hybrid.

When election time rolls around, remember the current council is folding like a house of cards under pressure from out of town liberal organizations to build more subsidized, high density apartments and condos.

22 Minutemom August 3, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Wow – that’s close to my neighborhood. I have friends that live in the new houses there – very nice community, nice people. They said their neighbor’s water main was hit and he was not home – leaked water for about 2 hours before my friends got home, then they turned off the water. Their neighbor is cleaning up the mess. Glad no one was hurt.

23 green August 3, 2014 at 11:54 AM

This is why I live in Pleasant Hill…almost no crime here. Sucks to be you…

24 CCW August 3, 2014 at 12:03 PM

An armed society is a polite society, bet the punks would think twice if bystanders decided to shoot back.

25 CrayZ August 3, 2014 at 12:17 PM

dam obama!!

26 Blink August 3, 2014 at 12:22 PM

We live very close to this and 95% of our neighbors are hardworking and great neighbors!
Regardless of income levels people can be destructive to communities! it’s the 5% that make life edgy…
Willow Pass Rd is a gateway of problems …they should look at Berkeley use
Of traffic flow direction, at least this would make it inconvenient for speedy exits.
Traffic cameras might at least give resource for detection at high incident intersections

27 ClayDen August 3, 2014 at 12:56 PM

A lot (most?) of our domestic problems can be blamed significantly on two things: LBJ and the “Great Society” that created the welfare state removing the incentive from many people to be productive members of society, combined with the cheapening of life due to the Roe vs Wade SCOTUS decision.

28 Ricardoh August 3, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Thank you government for bringing us to the third world.

29 green August 3, 2014 at 1:54 PM

I feel sorry for you people living in Concord. That’s why I live in Pleasant Hill, where we have almost no crime. If you save your money, maybe you too can one day live here.

30 Concordejet August 3, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Blink

You just stole my heart, I miss Berkeley too I used to live in Berkeley and I agree with you that Berkeley is hard for the bad boys to get away

Green:

Yeah doing the same thing to save up and move away from Concord someday.

31 Aldrige Family August 3, 2014 at 2:53 PM

O lord, there goes the doomsdayers, concord is so violent, so unsafe, blah blah. One thing happens here and the world ends for most of you. Sometimes I wish we could just read the story without having ro have the comments.

32 Aldrige Family August 3, 2014 at 2:57 PM

A car with no people at night was shot at…….

O lord, there goes the doomsdayers, concord is so violent, so unsafe, blah blah. One thing happens here and the world ends for most of you. Sometimes I wish we could just read the story without having to have the comments.

33 Anon August 3, 2014 at 3:12 PM

J #15

How does one stand up for one’s neighborhood exactly? As well if laws are not enforced, i.e. illegal aliens and their anchor babies are now demanding their rights when they have none as they are here illegally. The GD ACLU is more than willing to take the cases of these scumbags, and given their deep pockets most cities and communities are afraid of being bankrupted by the filth that is the ACLU. Lastly if a person in their own home was to fight back, did you know they can be charged with a crime for doing so? Now don’t misunderstand my comments here, right now the criminals have the upper hand because people are not willing to fight back in some cases. Having said that it would be a much better place if the criminals were once again the one’s who were afraid.

34 @ClayDen August 3, 2014 at 3:31 PM

LOL, ClayDen! We didn’t have crime before LBJ and Roe v Wade? I seem to remember a few famous criminals and crimes from our past. Bonnie and Clyde. Al Capone. The Mafia. Moonshiners. Stage Coach robbers. Cattle rustlers. Assassinated presidents. The Lindbergh kidnapping. Willie Sutton. The KKK. Lynchings. The LA Times bombing of 1920 that killed 20. For a real humdinger of a crime, google “Bath school disaster” to see how much damage one very angry man can do.

35 scared August 3, 2014 at 3:33 PM

@Aldrige Family: Do you know or even care that bullets have the ability to pierce houses and kill people not necessarily a target? There are young children in the vicinity of the drive-by, any of whom could have been killed by a stray bullet. Yes, fortunately only a car was shot, but you have to be pretty callous to think this was not much of an event. I am sure you would not be so dismissive if you lived on the block or heard the gunshots ringing out in the darkness.

36 Concord Res August 3, 2014 at 4:03 PM

@Green #26

Pleasant Hill has a higher per-capita crime rate than Concord. Look at the stats:
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ca/pleasant-hill/crime/
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ca/concord/crime/

Pleasant hill has a score of 9 while Concord has 18–the higher the number the safer. It may not feel like there is much crime in PH since it only has about 30,000 people. Concord has 122,000–4 times bigger but over twice as safe :)

37 Concord Res August 3, 2014 at 4:24 PM

@Green #26

Just for fun I checked out Pittsburg’s stats and it’s over twice as safe as PH, too (score of 19.)

You shouldn’t feel sorry for anyone but yourself. We’re all fine without your ill will!

38 Marissa August 3, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Drive by shooting,not surprised. They’ll probably sue the city to pick up the cost, like that’ll work. he he he :-D

39 Elwood August 3, 2014 at 4:53 PM

“what is happening to our city…”

Bienvenidos a los Estados Unidos, Jose, Maria y los 9 bambinos!

40 MadMom August 3, 2014 at 4:57 PM

If we could turn ignorance into action, this thread alone could save the world!

41 anonymous August 3, 2014 at 5:06 PM

@Aldrige Family: That is the most stupidest thing a person could ever say. There were actually 2 teens in the car when the shooting happend and the bullets were inches away from one of the head rests. Let it happen to you and you’ll understand how most people feel. You don’t even have to experience it.

42 Marissa August 3, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Elwood, that’s about right!

43 Blink August 3, 2014 at 6:09 PM

@green
We moved from pleasant hill to concord , and crime is everywhere, don’t be naive….there was a time we’d get postcard saying a robbery had occurred within 2 block…those cards came every few weeks…ever wander why there’s no pleasant hill police report on this sight? Keep safe, keep aware

If two teens were in car they didn’t live where shooting was, maybe drug deal gone wrong, my guess

44 The Realist August 3, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Seems about time to take back the council (from special interests), take back the police dept. (from the union cronies), then we might be able to take back our streets from holigans!

45 slagheap August 3, 2014 at 8:40 PM

so many brainiacs posting here! oh, especially CCW, he must be the smartest one of them all – i bet his IQ is…is…well, really high, like 89 or even 90, maybe. uh-huh, CCW’s solution would be peachy keen – of course, concord would have to hire an additional coroner.

46 Kek August 3, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Get a gun

47 Tom August 3, 2014 at 8:51 PM

I’ve seen the stats on PH crime as well, and PH and WC are higher per capita than Concord. I was very surprised. They’re all property crimes. It’s been that way for years. Pittsburg per capita is safer as well. With the exception of affluent cities, Martinez has the lowest crime rate. If you want a low crime city in the East Bay and can’t afford (or don’t want to live in) an affluent city, move to Martinez.

We don’t live in any of the above cities, but so much for the reputation of any city.

As far as a drive by, they’re scary. In todays society, they can happen anywhere.

48 Marianne August 3, 2014 at 8:59 PM

@Blink
I don’t uphold drugs or drug dealing in the least, but that is a terrible assumption. My children have their friends over all the time and some don’t live near, and they are teens. I suppose now you want to say anyone who doesn’t live in the area shouldn’t visit their family or friends.

49 Subterfuge August 3, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Worst drive buy shooting ever.

50 Barack Obama August 3, 2014 at 10:21 PM

See, this is why I want to give all the citizens livening here illegally citizenship. Just imagine we could have this excitement every day!

51 mommy to all August 3, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Your city is better then my city..I guess we are all back in high school. My goodness. This happens everywhere. Don’t be a d$ck.

52 Madame August 3, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Well, Barack Obama, give them legal citizenship. You are the president of the United States after all.

53 Barack Obama August 3, 2014 at 10:44 PM

This happens everywhere? You are incredibly smart! This happens in every town and city. I would love your vote.

54 @CCW August 3, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Your statement is more full of holes than Swiss cheese.

So, since that we’re the most heavily armed country in the world – by far – how is it that we have such a shamefully high rate of gun-related violence? By your “logic,” shouldn’t the fact we’re armed to the teeth mean that we’re keeping each other in check much more effectively than the rest of the world? And why don’t we read about mass shootings on a daily basis in Japan, a country with extremely stringent gun laws? A country much more civil, polite and safe than the U.S., where firearms injuries send a shocking 7,000 kids to the ER every year.

I hate to pop your bubble, but it’s been proven that more guns don’t equal more safety. Guns bought for defense more often end up seriously injuring the very people they’re supposed to keep safe. Easy access to guns by the depressed and suicidal, the domestically violent, or the enraged disgruntled employee – let’s say all normally “good guys” – is an American tragedy.

55 Duck August 3, 2014 at 11:24 PM

@ CCW

“An armed society is a polite society, bet the punks would think twice if bystanders decided to shoot back.”

DAMN STRAIGHT !!!!!

56 The Mamba August 4, 2014 at 8:49 AM

They’re shooting at the cars! Stay away from the cars!

57 PhilthyPHRESH August 4, 2014 at 11:03 AM

To fix the gang issue first stop covering it in the news, gangsters aren’t illiterate, that’s just a stereotype. Second come together with your armed to the teeth neighbors and divide the guns. Then go take it to them in the streets like the movie Original Gangsters, call Jim Brown and Dru Down….

58 Cali Gurl August 4, 2014 at 11:42 AM

CCW is right!!

Unfortunately, crime happens in every town – even Pleasant Hill!

59 WCMommy August 5, 2014 at 12:09 AM

He hates these cans!!!

60 Labetta August 5, 2014 at 3:04 AM

Hey @Green stfu

61 OuchPH August 5, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Ouch Smug Pleasant Hill. Of course, it all depends how these things are reported. Like school testing and tax law, folks have had quite a while to figure out how to manipulate these CompStat systems. How can I find out if my violent crime (let the jokes commence!) made it into the stats?

Dive deep into that data you hungry young bucks. Lies, damn lies and statistics.

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