One dead, six injured in Antioch birthday party shooting

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One teenager died, and several others were injured in a shooting at a house party on Sunday. 

According to the Antioch Police Department, shortly before 1 a.m., multiple 911 calls reported a shooting at a house on Sunset Lane. 

At the scene, officers found multiple victims and a large crowd. Witnesses told police that a birthday party was being held for a 19-year-old and that shots were fired after uninvited guests arrived. 

The gunshot created a panic, and partygoers dispersed. 

Police determined that seven people were shot. 

An 18-year-old old woman was transported to the hospital, where she died while six others sustained non-life-threatening gunshot wounds and injuries. 

The suspect/s in the shooting fled the scene before the police arrived. 

Police have not made contact with any suspected shooters. 

Those with more information are asked to contact Detectives Gragg or Duffy at rgragg@antiochca.gov or aduffy@antiochca.gov.


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.