The mayor of the San Francisco suburb of Richmond has expressed concern over an alleged shooting at a residence Wednesday night that left one man dead and two others injured, including a police officer.
The shooting took place in a home in the 6500 block of San Pablo Ave., just north of the intersection of La Fonda and Santa Clara avenues, according to police.
Officers responded to the scene shortly before 8:15 p.m. and found one man, identified by the sheriff’s department as Antonio “Tony” Hernandez, with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and legs.
The two other men were treated at the scene and released.
Authorities said Hernandez, who lived at the residence, was taken to a local hospital and later died.
The second victim, identified as Johnnie E. Lee, was in critical condition, according the sheriff.
Lee was shot in the leg and taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
His condition is unknown.
Investigators said Lee was a resident at the home, and that a neighbor had lived there for years, and the two had recently become estranged.
Neighbors said the two men had been drinking at a party Wednesday night and had been fighting about the neighborhood.
They said the violence erupted when they tried to stop a fight at the party, and they had gotten into a verbal argument.
Neighbor Carlos Ortiz said that when he heard gunshots he heard Lee’s girlfriend screaming for help.
“They are two of the best friends of mine, we had a lot of fun together,” Ortiz said.
“And it’s very sad.
They are a good family.
They always were good friends.”
Hernandez was an 18-year-old member of the City College of San Francisco’s Police Department, and Lee was an undergraduate at the school.
The sheriff’s office said Lee, a graduate student at the time, is also the son of former City College President and former San Francisco Police Chief William Lee.
Lee worked at the office for a month in April, the sheriff said.
A spokesperson for the City of San Jose declined to comment on the shooting.