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Pleasanton police searching for suspect who fired gun in Amador Park

Find single shotgun shell casing, but no gunman

Officers conducted a search Friday evening at Amador Park near the Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center for a suspect who allegedly fired one round from a firearm.

Police said the shooting occurred just after 7 p.m. when witnesses saw a man brandishing a firearm and firing a round near picnic tables.

According to police, the suspect was last seen fleeing south on foot towards Black Avenue.

Witnesses described the suspect and officers were able to locate a person who matched the description provided and who admitted to being in the park that evening. However the individual denied shooting a firearm, police said.

Additionally, the witnesses were unable to identify the individual as the shooter.

Officers continued to search the area and were able to locate a single shotgun shell casing. A canine unit also canvassed the area, however no firearm was recovered.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Pleasanton Police Department at (925) 931-5100.

Jade Atkins, Bay City News

— Bay City News Service

Comments

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Posted by Nino
a resident of Country Fair
on Apr 25, 2016 at 7:34 am

This was not a random event but the next time this happens anyone could be a random victim. Kids who act and dress like gang members often hang out and conduct their business in that park. Friday wasn't simply a brandishing and discharge but part of a fight between some of them.

Police aren't really looking for a suspect. They already know who he is but unfortunately they can't prove it. Put up some cameras or increase patrols before this happens again.


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