WALNUT CREEK -- Police investigating the weekend shooting of a man inside a car after a Concord Pavilion concert are convinced the shooter targeted the victim.
"We are willing to say now that we don't believe this was random," Walnut Creek police Lt. Steve Gorski said. "We believe the person who did the shooting was targeting someone."
On Tuesday, a 36-year-old man from Sacramento remained in critical condition at a hospital. He was a passenger in a white, four-door Mercedes that was riddled with at least 17 bullets on Ygnacio Valley Road. The female driver was treated for minor injuries at a hospital and released Monday.
The shooting happened just before 8 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Ygnacio Valley and Oak Grove roads. The suspect pulled up and started firing at the passenger seat, then got out of his car and fired several more times into the car. The suspect then fled onto Oak Grove, toward Concord.
"There were plenty of cars in the area, and we are talking to a lot of people, including people who called 911," Gorski said.
The suspect is described as a black man in his early to mid-20s, about 6 feet 2 inches tall with a medium build. He was wearing black three-hole mask, a T-shirt and bluejeans and was armed with a semi-automatic handgun, police said. He was driving a light-colored, four-door sedan, possibly a Honda. Anyone with information is urged to call the Walnut Creek Police Department at 925-943-5844.
Staff writer Kristin J. Bender contributed to this report. Contact Rick Hurd at 925-945-4789 and follow him at Twitter.com/3rderh.