In a short informational release, Walnut Creek police said Monday’s shooting incident at the intersection of Homestead Avenue and Ygnacio Valley Road was an isolated incident and that no further threat was posed to the community.
Investigators said the incident unfolded at 4:56 p.m. when the department began receiving 911 calls referencing a shooting at that location.
Police said the victim was stopped in his vehicle on Homestead Ave. in the northbound left turn lane at Ygnacio Valley Road when an adult Hispanic male suspect approached on foot and fired multiple shots into the victim’s vehicle with a handgun.
Witnesses said the “young male” victim appeared to have been hit at least once in the arm area.
Suspect Description: Hispanic adult male, approximately 25 years of age, approximately 5’5”, Average build, low-cut haircut, mustache.
Responding officers provided first aid to the victim and he was transported to a nearby hospital where he is currently listed in stable condition. During the investigation, westbound traffic on Ygnacio Valley Road was blocked near Walnut Boulevard, as well as northbound traffic on Homestead Avenue near Marshall Drive for approximately two hours.
Police said their investigation is in the early stages and information will remain limited.
Anyone with information regarding this incident was asked to call Detective Leonard at 925-256-3523.