A 25-year-old man was injured in a shooting in Antioch this morning that involved a suspect who led police on a multi-county chase, a police lieutenant said. The shooting occurred around 9:45 a.m. in the 4500 block of Pampas Circle, Antioch police Lt. Tammany Brooks said. Brooks said officers arrived at the scene to find the victim, an Antioch resident, suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.
The man was taken to a hospital with injuries that are not considered life-threatening. The shooter, who was still at the scene when police arrived, got into a car and tried to ram a patrol car head-on, the lieutenant said. The suspect then accelerated away, leading police on a chase through Antioch, Brentwood, Discovery Bay and into Stockton. Antioch police called off the chase in Brentwood, Brooks said.
Brentwood police and local sheriff’s deputies also aided in the pursuit. Brooks said police are still trying to locate the shooter. The shooter and victim appear to know each other, and the victim is believed to have been the intended target, he said. Detectives have not yet established a motive for the shooting, but Brooks said there is nothing to indicate that it was gang-related. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
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