Man killed at shooting vigil identified

A man killed in a shooting on Friday night that also injured a woman in Bay Point where a vigil for a 2009 murder victim was taking place has been identified, officials from the Contra Costa County sheriff’s and coroner’s offices said Saturday.

Ron Easterling, 40, of Bay Point, was killed in a shooting in the area of Marin Avenue and Willow Pass Road around 9:40 p.m. Friday, according to the coroner’s office. Deputies responded to a report of shots fired in the area and arrived to find Easterling 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. Anonymous tips can be sent by leaving a voice mail at (866) 846-3592 or by email at tips@so.cccounty.us.