ANTIOCH -- A Pittsburg man found shot to death this week at an Antioch apartment complex was identified Thursday as 23-year-old Kenneth Wayne Cooper Jr.

The Tuesday afternoon shooting also critically wounded an Antioch man. Police have not updated his condition.

Police said Cooper was involved in a dispute at one end of the Delta View Apartments complex, 3915 Delta Fair Blvd. When officers arrived, Cooper was dead inside his car at the other end of the complex, Antioch police Sgt. Santiago Castillo said.

The wounded man also was shot at the complex but fled the scene. Officers found him two blocks away at an apartment complex on Hudson Court.

Police have not made any arrests.

Cooper is the city's fifth homicide victim this year. The shooting came five days after an 11-year-old boy was wounded in another Antioch shooting. He was the 12th person wounded by gunfire during an 11-day period in June and July, a violent spree that led Mayor Wade Harper to announce the city will launch a violent crime suppression team.

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



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