No one was injured in a shooting that prompted a shelter-in-place order in Hercules along with the lockdown of the city’s Community Center on Wednesday, police said.
Police were dispatched to the area of Redwood Road and Lupine Road about 4:32 p.m. after a neighbor reported that a drunk person with a gun in his hand was standing in front of their house.
Responding officers then learned from dispatch that the person had gone inside his home and that “5-6 shots were heard,” police said.
“Officers setup a perimeter with the assistance of the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff, issued a lockdown for the Community Center which backed up to the area, and broadcast a shelter-in-place order for the area through the County Office of Emergency Services center,” police said.
After officers spoke with the person who reported the incident and a witness, they were able to contact him on the phone. After several hours, they convinced him to exit the house peacefully, police said.
“The subject was detained and after a protective search was done of the residence we were able to determine that no one was injured as a result of this incident,” police said.