Weekend mall shooting damages vehicles

CONCORD — A shooting outside Sunvalley Mall over the weekend left multiple parked vehicles damaged by gunfire, but there were no reported injuries, police said.

In a statement Sunday afternoon, police said officers responded around 9:10 pm Saturday to reports of gunfire near the mall’s BJ’s Brewery. Despite a perimeter set-up and search, officers did not find any suspects or victims.

Officers later learned that two groups of people in the parking lot outside the brewery used firearms to shoot each other before driving away in separate vehicles.

Investigators at the scene found several parked vehicles struck by gunfire, as well as multiple casings at the scene.

The mall has dealt with its share of violent incidents during the last year and a half, including a Dec. 31, 2021 shooting during a robbery that led to a Good Samaritan’s death weeks later, a November 2021 smash-and-grab jewelry-store robbery caught on video and a gun discharge during an attempted robbery and an injury shooting in April and May of 2021, as well as a September 2020 weekend teen brawl that led mall stores to close early.

Anyone with information may call Concord police Det. Sgt. Scott Smith at 925-671-5074.

Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.

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