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Police: No injuries after gunshots in Pleasanton hotel parking lot

Investigation continues as domestic dispute escalates into gunfire

The Pleasanton Police Department closed a stretch of Johnson Drive for nearly two hours as officers investigated gunfire in the area that resulted in no reported injuries on Monday afternoon.

Police said that a domestic dispute escalated into multiple shots being fired at an unoccupied vehicle in the parking lot at 7050 Johnson Drive -- which is the address of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pleasanton at the Club.

The department first reported the road closure around 1:15 p.m. Monday amid the active investigation, and then announced the road's reopening just after 3:15 p.m. "There were no reports of injuries," police said. "There is no threat to the community."

No arrests had been made as of Monday afternoon.

The shooting incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the case can call Pleasanton PD at 925-931-5100.

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Police: No injuries after gunshots in Pleasanton hotel parking lot

Investigation continues as domestic dispute escalates into gunfire

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Mon, Aug 8, 2022, 3:37 pm

The Pleasanton Police Department closed a stretch of Johnson Drive for nearly two hours as officers investigated gunfire in the area that resulted in no reported injuries on Monday afternoon.

Police said that a domestic dispute escalated into multiple shots being fired at an unoccupied vehicle in the parking lot at 7050 Johnson Drive -- which is the address of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pleasanton at the Club.

The department first reported the road closure around 1:15 p.m. Monday amid the active investigation, and then announced the road's reopening just after 3:15 p.m. "There were no reports of injuries," police said. "There is no threat to the community."

No arrests had been made as of Monday afternoon.

The shooting incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the case can call Pleasanton PD at 925-931-5100.

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Jake Waters
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Birdland
on Aug 8, 2022 at 5:48 pm
Jake Waters, Birdland
Registered user
on Aug 8, 2022 at 5:48 pm

police said. "There is no threat to the community."- Just spit balling here, but that is a poor choice of words by the PD. All these crimes are threat to our community. Secondly, these reports are always ended with ‘we need help from the community to provide information.’ But they never provide a description.


José Jiménez
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Ruby Hill
on Aug 8, 2022 at 7:26 pm
José Jiménez, Ruby Hill
Registered user
on Aug 8, 2022 at 7:26 pm

Jake "has got it right". Any incident that involves gunfire is a threat to the community. Also, the police should provide as much detail as they can regarding descriptions of people, vehicles, etc. It always appears PPD is concerned about offending one group or another and, therefore, don't want to state a person's race (for example). We are not as racist a society as the news media, many politicians, and "invested organizations" would like everyone to believe! If PPD wants our help why don't they respect our true character?


Carl
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Stoneridge
on Aug 9, 2022 at 8:16 am
Carl, Stoneridge
Registered user
on Aug 9, 2022 at 8:16 am

Both Jake and Jose should be happy they have PPD and not OPD or SFPD to service the community. First off they didn’t say they “needed” the communities help, they said if you have information to contact them. Everyone has a camera now days so you never know who may have gotten it on tape, maybe the church or the Bay Club security camera’s. All evidence is welcome. As a domestic dispute it was a targeted shooting so therefore there is no on going danger to the community. Since it was a domestic dispute my bet is they already know who they are looking for so no need for suspect or vehicle description. They don’t release all the information they have in order to protect the integrity of the investigation.


Jake Waters
Registered user
Birdland
on Aug 9, 2022 at 8:37 am
Jake Waters, Birdland
Registered user
on Aug 9, 2022 at 8:37 am

Carl repeats, “First off they didn’t say they “needed” the communities help, they said if you have information to contact them.” Sounds like semantics to me.

So Carl- apparently you have some inside information based on the words you used in your comment, care to enlighten us? And I wouldn’t be to quick to judge another police department just to elevate yourself. Are you indicating that OPD and SFPD behave poorly? Be careful with your judgement, because I’m sure some of the officers from those two Departments you just disparaged are Pleasanton citizens.


Swagu
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Bridle Creek
on Aug 9, 2022 at 9:17 am
Swagu, Bridle Creek
Registered user
on Aug 9, 2022 at 9:17 am

Anytime bullets are ejected from a gun there's a threat of danger to those around.

Any bets on how long (if at all) PPD will provide any information on the shooter (car driven, description of suspect, etc)?


Carl
Registered user
Stoneridge
on Aug 9, 2022 at 9:35 am
Carl, Stoneridge
Registered user
on Aug 9, 2022 at 9:35 am

Jake - you have an issue reading what people write. I didn’t disparage any officer, I said department. The OPD police chief himself said they don’t have the resources to respond to all the crime in their city. The “defund the police” movement has resulted in thousands of early retirements in the left leaning cities and set back large departments staffing that will take many years to recover from. PPD doesn’t have to deal with the same political climate as well as crime that OPD and SFPD have to deal with. For departments like PPD they have officers from other agencies waiting in line to transfer over.
It is not semantics, two completely different meanings. Like I said, I think they know who they are looking for since it was a domestic dispute so they don’t “need” the publics help, but if you have any evidence that will help their case they would love to hear from you (video anyone).
I do not have any inside information, I did work for a very large law enforcement agency for over 30 years so I know how the system works.


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