One person was shot and killed in Walnut Creek Thursday, police checking a white car that came to rest on a sidewalk in the area of Ygnacio Valley Road and N. California Boulevard shortly after shots were reported at 10:55 p.m. and discovering a body inside.
Initial details were sparse due to the hour but it appears the gunfire may have taken place car to car, with officers looking for a dark-colored luxury vehicle with out of state plates and damage possibly caused by a collision between the cars.
The Walnut Creek Police Department confirmed our information in a release issued around noon Friday:
The Walnut Creek Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred on June 17, 2021 on North California Boulevard near the intersection of Ygnacio Valley Road. Police received a 911 call at 10:56 p.m. reporting multiple gun shots heard in the area. When officers arrived they found the victim in his vehicle with a gunshot wound. Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responded and pronounced the victim deceased.
Investigators identified a vehicle that was involved in the shooting and tracked it to a residence in Martinez. A search warrant for the residence was obtained and the Central County SWAT Team responded to assist with the service of the warrant. An arrest has been made but the investigation is still active and only limited information can be released at this time.
The victim is a 25-year-old resident of Vallejo. The relationship between the involved parties is currently unknown.
If anyone has information regarding this incident please call Detective Gerstner at 925-256-3578.