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Shooting in Safeway lot in Livermore, 1 dead, another injured

Original post made on Oct 25, 2015

One person is dead and another injured in a shooting Saturday evening in Livermore.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, October 24, 2015, 10:41 PM

Comments (12)

Posted by Adam
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 25, 2015 at 8:23 am

Glad I live in Pleasanton


Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 25, 2015 at 8:59 am

Michael Austin is a registered user.

The shooting suspects, according to the report, drove through Pleasanton in their escape into the Oakland area.

Living in Pleasanton does not necessarily cause one to be safe.
We should all remain vigilant, so that we can be safe.


Posted by Jerry
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 25, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Black lives matter or maybe not so much.


Posted by adam
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 25, 2015 at 8:20 pm

They didn't drive through Pleasanton. They drove on 580


Posted by Anna
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 26, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Adam, just where, exactly, do you think 580 is? Gosh----I thought our schools were so good. How embarassing.........


Posted by Damon
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Oct 26, 2015 at 5:13 pm

@Anna

I don't think that driving west along I-580 to Oakland qualifies as driving "through Pleasanton" any more than it qualifies as driving "through Dublin" since Pleasanton and Dublin occupy opposite sides of I-580.


Posted by Benjamin
a resident of Gatewood
on Oct 26, 2015 at 5:31 pm

The above posters should be ALL be ashamed of themselves.

I'm praying for the family and everyone who loved the young man that was killed. And for the young man who survived I pray that he recovers.


Posted by Damon
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Oct 26, 2015 at 5:41 pm

@Benjamin: "I'm praying for the family and everyone who loved the young man that was killed. And for the young man who survived I pray that he recovers."

You might want to reserve judgement and prayers until more facts come out. I haven't seen any news story on this incident that identified who these two young victims are. For all we know, they could also be hoodlums in, say, a drug deal gone bad. Not saying that that's what happened. Just saying that that's within the range of possibilities for all we know right now. The only information I've seen on the young victims is that they are not from Livermore.


Posted by Pleasanton parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 26, 2015 at 8:45 pm

Maybe he was on a mental break? Sure this is the Livermore police departments fault, not the shooters. Maybe he didn't know it's not OK to shoot someone. If no one told him it's not his fault right?


Posted by Damon
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Oct 27, 2015 at 12:27 am

As I speculated, this Livermore shooting involved a drug deal gone bad. Found the following on a KTVU news page:

"Police say two pairs of men, one from Oakland, the other from the Central Valley, wanted to conduct a criminal transaction and decided to meet in the middle. And that ended up being the parking lot of a CVS Pharmacy in downtown Livermore."

"Man wanted in Livermore shooting linked to other homicides. It was about 6 p.m. Saturday when the two groups met in front of the store at 1500 1st St. The victims were in a Toyota Corolla, the suspects in a BMW with red racing stripes on the hood. But something went wrong, and one of the Oakland men pulled out a high-powered assault rifle and began firing at the victims as they sat in their car."

"When it was over, a Latino man in his 20s was dead, and a second man was wounded. Late Monday, the two victims were identified. The deceased was identified as 32-year-old Jose A. Mendoza of Turlock. The other man, 22-year-old Ulizes Benitez of Turlock, remains in critical condition at an undisclosed hospital."

KTVU News: Web Link


Posted by Roz Rogoff
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 27, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Roz Rogoff is a registered user.

Obviously the criminals used Livermore as a neutral place to transact their drug deal gone bad. This crime has nothing to do with anyone living in or near Livermore. This does not mean Livermore is less safe than Pleasanton, Dublin, or anywhere else in the Tri-Valley.


Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 27, 2015 at 4:50 pm

Michael Austin is a registered user.

Roz:

Good point, well stated.


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