A Sunday evening 9-11 call reporting a person on the ground near 59th & Horton Street led Emeryville Police officers to the discovery of a bleeding and unconscious shooting victim.
Emeryville Officers arrived at approximately 9:11 p.m. and discovered the victim, a 26-year-old male, had been shot and was unconscious. Paramedics arrived and immediately transported the victim to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.
The precise location of the shooting was described as on the south sidewalk of 59th about 200 feet east of Horton Street.
The EPD Nixle alert indicated that the shooting was the result of a robbery but no further details were provided except that they were actively interviewing witnesses.
“The victim underwent emergency surgery and the last update we have is he is still in critical condition,” according to an update provided by Emeryville Police Captain Oliver Collins.
The suspect fled the scene on foot immediately following the shooting and has not been located. Anyone who was in the area and observed any suspicious individuals are encouraged to call the Emeryville Police Department at (510) 596-3700.
Since this is breaking news, we will update this post as new information becomes available.