A man was killed and a woman was injured in a shooting in Bay Point where a vigil for a 2009 murder victim was taking place on Friday night, a Contra Costa County sheriff’s spokesman said today.
Deputies responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Marin Avenue and Willow Pass Road around 9:40 p.m. Friday, sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee said.
Arriving deputies found a 40-year-old man who was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency crews, Lee said. A 22-year-old woman was injured at the scene and transported to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek for injuries not considered life-threatening, according to Lee.
A crowd was in the area Friday night for a vigil celebrating the birthday of a man who was killed there in 2009, the spokesman said.
Witnesses reported that a person had fled the scene after the shooting, Lee said.
Detectives are working to determine the suspect’s identity and motive, according to Lee.
Anyone with information on Friday night’s shooting is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (925) 646-2441 or the sheriff’s office’s investigation division at (925) 313-2600.
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