70 shots fired during Antioch party homicide

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At least 70 shots were fired outside a party hosted by a restaurant in downtown Antioch Saturday. 

According to police, a 45-year-old man was killed and two women were injured. 

No arrests have been made regarding the shooting near Monica’s Riverview. 

Antioch Police Department said the shooting occurred during the after-hours event called “RNB and Chill.” 

The shooting happened around 2 a.m. when tensions boiled between party guests. 

“Detectives learned Monica’s hosted an afterhours party (RnB and Chill), which per witnesses, had several hundred people in attendance. During the event, several patrons began to exchange words, which led to a physical altercation outside of the restaurant. During the physical exchange, over 70 gunshots were fired,” police Lt. James Colley wrote.

Investigations are ongoing to identify potential suspects. Any witnesses with information are encouraged to contact the police.

The owner of Monica’s Riverview, Monica Barajas, wrote on Instagram that she is “extremely saddened by the events that transpired after RNB & Chill.”

The restaurant canceled all upcoming afterhours events, and future events will be “focusing on more family friendly events,” according to a statement from Monica’s Riverview.

Barajas wrote on Instagram, “I have been working and serving the public all my life. I never opened this place thinking to myself, ‘I’m going to make this a club.’ The vibe at Monica’s happened organically, and yes we expanded on it bc fr people wanted it, folks want to stay and have fun in their own communities. I love my customers, they’re my family and it’s very personal to me, always has been. As tragic and horrific as this was I will not let it define me or Monicas. We will continue to serve this community with love and respect. We deserve that, Antioch deserves it, and I won’t give up on it.”

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at 925-778-2441. You may also text-a-tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “ANTIOCH.”


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.