ANTIOCH -- Two men wounded in separate shootings on Monday in Antioch were expected to survive, though one of them remained in critical condition on Tuesday, police said.

No arrests have been made and no suspects have been identified in either incident. The first shooting happened near the Somersville Towne Center at Hudson Court and Fairview Avenue around 11:46 a.m., police said. The next one happened around 8:40 p.m. in the 1500 block of Sycamore Drive.

The first shooting drew several witnesses who told police that five or six shots were fired and that a dark-colored car drove south on Fairfield Avenue toward Somersville Road immediately afterward.

That victim, a 24-year-old from Antioch, was in critical but stable condition at a hospital Tuesday morning, Antioch police Sgt. Tony Morefield said.

The second shooting wounded a 21-year-old man, Sgt. Mike Hulsey said. Officers and firefighters treated him at the scene and he then was taken to a hospital where he was in serious condition on Tuesday, Morefield said.

Police found several bullet casings in the area of the second shooting, Hulsey said. Several residents reported they heard shots, and a crowd gathered at the shooting scene told officers the suspects left in a four-door Buick sedan.

Morefield said that police do have a couple of leads that they're following but that they don't believe the shootings were tied to one another.


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"They're two completely separate neighborhoods," he said. "At this point, we have not come across anything that would lead us to believe the two are related."

Anyone with information is urged to call police at 925-779-6926. Tips also may be texted to 274637 using the key word ANTIOCH.

Contact Rick Hurd at 925-945-4789 and follow him at Twitter.com/3rdERH.