The city of Antioch has had a violent spate lately including three recent homicides, including one that occurred Wednesday morning.
A 21-year-old man was fatally shot in the 1900 block of D Street, near Fremont Elementary School and Antioch High School at about 12:26 a.m., police said. Medical personnel and police officers took life-saving measures, but the young man was later pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to police.
On Tuesday, police responded to the 4400 block of Horseshoe Circle at 5:47 p.m. after receiving reports that a person may be dead inside, police said. Police found a 70-year-old man deceased when they arrived. Authorities have not disclosed the man's cause of death nor if there are any suspects in the case.
Also on Tuesday, an elderly man who was beaten during a robbery in Antioch last month died of his injuries. Patrick Chang, 83, died late Tuesday morning at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, according to the coroner's office. Chang had been in critical condition after a juvenile allegedly beat and robbed him in the parking lot of an Orchard Hardware Supply store at 4873 Lone Tree Way on May 18, police said.
Police did not locate the suspect after the incident and released surveillance photographs showing a male near the scene, police said.
On May 23 a suspect was booked in to Juvenile Hall in Martinez on suspicion of felony assault and robbery, police said. Police did not say if the juvenile was the male shown in the photographs.
Anyone with information is asked to call Antioch police at 925-779-6933.