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* Three people were shot and two others were stabbed in unincorporated areas of West Contra Costa County over the holiday weekend

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Three people were shot and two others were stabbed in unincorporated areas of West Contra Costa County over the holiday weekend, Contra Costa County Sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee said today.The first incident happened at about 1 a.m. on Sunday. A sheriff’s deputy on patrol in North Richmond heard gunshots in the area of Sixth Street and Grove Avenue. When he got to the scene, he found a 30-year-old man on the street suffering from several gunshot wounds, Lee said.He was taken by helicopter to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek and is expected to survive, Lee said. Investigators located the crime scene, but didn’t find the shooter.Later that day a second shooting was reported in a park in Rodeo. The sheriff’s dispatch center received a call at 8:20 p.m. reporting a gunshot victim in a park at Sand Point and Coral drives.When deputies arrived, they found a 24-year-old man who had been pistol-whipped and shot.The victim had been in the park with a friend when several men approached them and demanded money. The victims got into a fight with the suspects and the victim was struck on the head with a gun and shot, Lee said.The suspects fled before deputies arrived.The victim was taken to John Muir Medical Center, but information about his condition was not immediately available.A little over two hours later, at about 10:40 p.m., the sheriff’s office received a report of a stabbing in the 2200 block of Cypress Avenue in unincorporated San Pablo.When deputies arrived they found two men, ages 20 and 28, suffering from stab wounds.The incident started earlier when one of the victims was walking his dog and two people allegedly approached him, beat him until he was unconscious and stole his dog, a 3-month-old pit bull puppy, Lee said.The victim went home and told a family member what had happened and the two men went over to the suspects’ house to get the dog back, Lee said.When they got there, the two suspects allegedly came out of the house and stabbed the victims, Lee said.Deputies locked down the house and arrested the two suspects who were allegedly pretending to be asleep, Lee said.One suspect, a 16-year-old boy, was booked into juvenile hall. The second suspect,18-year-old San Pablo resident Rodolfo Figueroa, was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility. Both are being held on suspicion of attempted murder and making terrorist threats, Lee said.The victims were taken to local hospitals, but information about the extent of their injuries was not available today. Information about whether the puppy was found was also unavailable.The most recent incident was reported at about 12:17 p.m. Monday in North Richmond.Deputies received a call reporting a shooting in the first block of Chesley Avenue, but somebody took the victim, a 21-year-old man, to a local hospital before deputies arrived. Investigators found evidence of multiple shots fired at the crime scene,but didn’t have any information about a suspect or a possible motive for the shooting.The victim is in stable condition, Lee said.Just before the weekend violence broke out, a 15-year-old boy was also shot in North Richmond. That shooting happened at about 4:45 p.m. Thursday in the 400 block of Silver Avenue.When deputies arrived, they found evidence of a shooting, but no victim.They later learned that citizens had taken the victim to Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo. The boy had been shot more than 20 times and was transferred to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, where he remained in critical condition today, Lee said.Investigators still have not identified any suspects in that shooting.

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