One man was hit and seriously wounded after gunfire broke out in the parking lot of a Contra Costa Boulevard strip mall Friday night. A second man was quickly arrested in connection with the shooting.
The shooting was reported at 8:12 p.m. in the Ellinwood Center mall with a 36-year-old man found on the ground in front of Pizza My Way, suffering from several gunshot wounds after passersby reported hearing a flurry of gunshots fired in the area.
Police closed the intersection of Contra Costa Boulevard and Ellinwood to facilitate their investigation. The wounded man was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his wounds. He was reportedly comatose with a severe head wound.
The unidentified 54-year-old suspect was arrested and booked into County Jail.