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* Father Killed and Son Wounded in North Richmond Shooting

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A North Richmond man is dead and his adult son seriously injured after the pair were shot in front of a home early this morning, according to the Contra Costa County sheriff’s office. At about 1:25 a.m., the sheriff’s office received a report of a
shooting in the 1700 block of First Street in the North Richmond area of Contra Costa County, according to spokesman Jimmy Lee. Sheriff’s deputies found a 59-year-old man and his son, 29, had been shot in front of a home. The father was pronounced dead at the scene. His son was transferred to a nearby hospital, then airlifted to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, according to Lee. Sheriff’s deputies set up a perimeter and searched the area, but did not locate any suspects, Lee said. Detectives are investigating the motives behind the shooting. Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text at 408-355-0999 if you have any information that can help solve this crime.

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