Mother, child shooting in Pittsburg result of domestic violence, investigators say

Pittsburg police say the victims were found inside a truck that had crashed.

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Monday, October 17, 2022
Double shooting in Pittsburg result of domestic violence: police
Investigators are calling a shooting involving a mother and her son in Pittsburg from Friday night domestic violence.

PITTSBURG, Calif. (KGO) -- Investigators are calling a shooting in Pittsburg from Friday night domestic violence.

Officers found a mother and her 8-year-old son inside a truck that crashed.

Investigators say the victims were traveling on Civic Avenue when another car collided with them.

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The driver fired multiple rounds into their vehicle and fled the scene.

The child had a single non-life threatening wound to the left shoulder.

His mother had multiple gunshot wounds.

Both are in the hospital in stable condition.

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A couple of children who were playing at the time of the shooting say they heard three gunshots and went to see what it was.

"Yeah it was scary, it's our first time ever being like. Well not being, just hearing one of those, and coming to see it's actually we're not just hearing something," said a nearby resident.

Pittsburg police say the suspect and the victim knew each other and the suspect specifically targeted the mother.

No arrests have been made.

Police say the investigation is still in its preliminary stages, and they ask anyone with information to please contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 925-646-2441.

Video is from a previous report

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