ANTIOCH -- Two men were shot Tuesday night at the Sycamore Plaza Shopping Center in an attack believed to involve illegal drugs, police said.
Police got reports of gunfire at about 7:15 p.m. and officers responding to the scene found one victim, a 31-year-old man, in the alley between Peppertree Way and Lemontree Way, acting Sgt. Santiago Castillo said.
That victim had been shot in the leg, Castillo said.
Later, a second victim, a 24-year-old man, was driven by persons unknown to Antioch's Sutter Delta Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his back, Castillo said.
Neither victim's injuries were life-threatening, Castillo said.
Witnesses told police they saw several male adults in an altercation in the lot before shots being fired, Castillo said.
"The shooting appears to be narcotics-related, due to some evidence officers found at the scene, but at this point we don't know if the victims have any connection to it," Castillo said.
No suspects were in custody Wednesday morning.
Anyone with information on the shooting can call police at 925-779-6933 or send an anonymous text message to 274637 ("CRIMES") with the word "Antioch" in the body of the text.
Contact Sean Maher at 925-943-8013. Follow him at Twitter.com/OneSeanMaher.
By Sean Maher, Contra Costa Times