North Richmond homicide victim identified

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The victim of a fatal shooting in North Richmond Friday morning has been identified by the coroner’s office as local resident Taison Calderon-Lopez, 22, according to the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff.

Just before 6:30 a.m., Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputies responded to the 500 block of Grove Avenue on a report about a person being shot in a vehicle.

“Deputies arrived and found a man suffering from gunshot wounds,” the sheriff’s office said. “The 22-year-old victim was transported to a local hospital and later taken by helicopter to a local trauma center. The victim was later pronounced deceased.”

On Saturday, a memorial had been set up at the site of the homicide scene.

Further details about the case haven’t been released. Anyone with information about the homicide is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division at (925) 313-2600. For any tips, email: tips@so.cccounty.us or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.

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