Officers seeking suspect who allegedly shot a firearm in park

PLEASANTON (BCN) — Officers conducted a search Friday evening near a Pleasanton park for a suspect who allegedly fired one round from a firearm at the park, according to police.

Police said at 7:08 p.m. officers responded to Amador Park, located at 4455 Black Ave. for reports of a man brandishing a firearm and firing a round near picnic tables.

According to police, the suspect was last seen fleeing south on foot towards Black Avenue.

Witnesses described the suspect and officers were able to locate a person who matched the description provided and who admitted to being in the park that evening, however the individual denied shooting a firearm, police said.

Additionally, the witnesses were unable to identify the individual as the shooter.

Officers continued to search the area and were able to locate a single shotgun shell casing. A canine unit also canvassed the area, however no firearm was recovered.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Pleasanton Police Department at (925) 931-5100.

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