Oakley prom photo shoot ends in shooting

OAKLEY — Police said they were investigating a weekend prom photo shoot that ended in an injury shooting, authorities said.

Around 1 p.m., Oakley police and East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighters responded to Carol Lane for a report of a domestic disturbance disrupting the prom photo shoot at an apartment complex, Sgt. Robert Roberts said.

As officers headed to the complex, they received calls of at least two shots fired and arrived to find witnesses pointing out a vehicle trying to leave the area.

After stopping the vehicle, officers learned several members of one family claimed a stabbing had happened and denied any awareness of a firearm, Roberts said. Officers soon found a blood trail and casings nearby, and took one person into custody for additional questioning.

Firefighters and paramedics found and tended to a male victim suffering from a wound, and flew him to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.

Soon after, a second person whom police believed had been involved arrived at John Muir for treatment of a puncture wound, Roberts said. All parties are expected to make a full recovery, he added.

“Without the public’s help, it would have been a total whodunit, as there was not much cooperation from parties initially,” Roberts said. “Also, with a a firearm in an apartment complex, you never know where the bullets would end up.”

Investigators said they expect to learn more about the incident after reviewing footage from nearby surveillance cameras.

Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.

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