Police investigating shooting at Pleasant Hill shopping center

PLEASANT HILL, Calif. (KGO) -- Police are still actively looking for the person who opened fire at a Pleasant Hill mall. Bullets were sprayed into several stores while they were open for business last night.

The shooting happened at the Crossroads Shopping Center in Pleasant Hill. The window of the Ohana Hawaiian BBQ restaurant was blown out. A bullet hit the wall next to the Starbucks. Even Pleasant Hill police say this is unusual.

"This is the first shooting we have had in several months. It can happen anywhere at any time obviously," said Pleasant Hill Police Department Sgt. Brian Leonard.

They don't know why it happened here. The key people involved didn't stick around to talk to officers.

"We came out at about 9:15 tonight for a report that shot were fired and witnesses indicated the shooter and victim took off before police got here," said Sgt. Leonard.

As Starbucks customers arrived for their coffee this morning, they couldn't believe this happened right here.

"It is quiet boring here it is safe that is a surprise it's too bad," said Gayle Mayta, shopping center customer.

One man who works at a bank in the shopping center doesn't think people should be afraid to come here.

"I hope it's a one-time thing and no one got hurt so hopefully it was just a bunch of punk kids who decide to stay away," said Joe Davis, bank manager.
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