A 25-year-old San Pablo man became Walnut Creek’s third homicide victim so far this year after a shooting in a parking lot outside Spoontonic Lounge in the city early Sunday morning.
Monday, Coroner’s officials identified the man killed outside the club as Luttfi Abbushi, 25, of San Pablo.
Three other people suffered various wounds and were taken to local hospitals for treatment. They are reported to be recovering from those wounds.
Witnesses reported seeing a large fight break out outside the club shortly before the gunfire broke out at 1:37 a.m. It was not immediately known if the suspected gunman was among those involved in the fight.
Witnesses described an oddly surreal scene with few hearing actual gunfire, exiting the club to find wounded people down in the parking lot and at least one car riddled by gunfire.
Police flooded the area, taping off the area and bringing in floodlights to aid in their search for evidence. Reports that much of the shooting was captured by area surveillance cameras were not confirmed by police.