ANTIOCH, Calif. (KGO) -- Antioch police are searching for two male suspects linked to a fatal robbery at a Chevron gas station early Saturday morning. Nearby residents say they could hear the gunshots.
"This was crazy! Last night I heard the shots," says a woman who lives nearby, who didn't want to be identified. "I have only been living here since April. It makes me wonder, did I make the right move to even move to here in Antioch?"
A mom of young children, she says she moved from Oakland, hoping Antioch would be a safer place to raise her kids.
"It is just scary. I literally come to this gas station every day. To hear that someone that I used to say hello to, and to find out that he passed away? It's scary. He had small kids. Young children," she said.
Antioch police say they received a 911 call just after 2 a.m. to the Chevron located at 2701 Contra Loma Boulevard, just off of Highway 4. When they arrived on scene, they found the 36-year-old man on the ground with a gunshot to the head. Police believe this was likely a botched robbery.
"There was surveillance video of the incident, which captured two male suspects wearing dark clothing, flee in an unknown vehicle. They have not been apprehended at this time," said Officer Ashley Crandell.
"I have seen (the victim) a couple of times. I talked to him only (to buy) gas, but I feel bad," said Ricardo Gonzalez, who lives blocks way.
Gonzalez says this is a rough part of town, especially late at night.
"People coming in the night, buying drugs," said Gonzalez, adding that he believes the area needs more police presence.
"I get scared coming into this neighborhood. So, I am not surprised. I am shocked that somebody was killed. But, I am not too surprised," said Traci Stubbe, who grew up in Antioch.
Stubbe thinks crime is on the rise in city. She, too, thinks more police patrols of the area late at night would help residents feel safer.
"I get scared. I get angry that this is happening, and nothing is being done about it because it keeps getting worse," Stubbe said.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at (925) 778-2441, or Detective Duffy at email@example.com, (925) 779-6890.