ANTIOCH -- A male victim was shot Tuesday afternoon in Antioch and is in critical condition, according to police.

The shooting was reported at around 4 p.m. near the intersection of Alpha Way and E. 18th Street, authorities said. The victim was shot once in the lower back and taken to a hospital by helicopter.

A search of the area after the shooting located one suspect with a handgun. The suspect was taken into custody and questioned, although it was not immediately clear if he was the shooter. Police did not identify him.

Several family members stood silently on Alpha Way as police search for bullet casings and placed clothing and other items in evidence bags.

The victim's age and condition were not immediately available.

Check back for updates.

David DeBolt covers breaking news. Contact him in Richmond at 510-262-2728. Follow him at Twitter.com/daviddebolt.



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