February 22, 2024
The shooting happened in the 1300 block of 23rd Street about 12:10 p.m. Monday, police said.

SAN PABLO — Four people walking together and five people inside a residence escaped injury during a drive-by shooting Monday, and officers arrested a 21-year-old Richmond man in the aftermath, police said.

Police identified the suspect shortly after the shooting and arrested him while serving a search warrant at his residence, San Pablo police Det. Bryan Biama said in a video statement released by the department. Officers serving the warrant also found the gun used in the shooting in the suspect’s room, Biama said.

The man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, criminal gang involvement and weapons violations, Biama said. Police did not disclose the area of the man’s residence.

He was not listed in custody on the Contra Costa County jail inmate list early Thursday.

Video surveillance cameras in the area captured the shooting in the 1300 block of 23rd Street about 12:10 p.m. on Monday. The separate surveillance videos show a dark-colored car drive past a group of four people, turn around and then speed by them again as gunfire is heard.

A suspect holding a gun out the window can be seen in the video.

None of the four people who were walking were injured, police said.

One of the bullets penetrated the living room of a home with five people inside, according to Biama, but none of them were hit. One bullet also hit a parked car.

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According to Biama, the suspect told police during an interview that he was an active gang member and he believed he was shooting at rival gang members.

San Pablo police were investigating and urged anyone with information to call them at 510-215-3150.