CONCORD (KRON) — Police are on the hunt for whoever is responsible for shooting at Concord police headquarters over the weekend.
Authorities are looking into whether police headquarters was the intended target, or if the station just happened to be a backdrop, while the shooter was aiming at someone else.
On Saturday night, witnesses heard gunshots and saw a car speed away.
“Unfortunately, that witness was unable to get a license plate,” Cpl. Christopher Blakely said.
Police also did not get a description of the vehicle. At the time of the alleged shooting, at around 11:15 p.m., there were not many cars or people on the street.
“It’s a very brazen act for someone to even shoot around a police department, but to actually shoot at a police department,” Blakely said, “it’s pretty scary.”
One bullet hit stucco near the top of the building. The other hit a pillar close to the door.
As neighbors were calling 911 to report what they were hearing, workers inside the station, and a civilian inside the lobby, were looking for cover.
“The moment the shots went out, even our officers that were in the building heard it and came out,” Blakely said.
In addition to their own surveillance, nearby businesses are being checked as well.
“What we’re looking at now is to see if those cameras captured any of this. We’re hoping it did,” Blakely said.
There are a lot of safety measures that protect the building, like the poles that prevent vehicles from driving into the structure and cameras in discreet places all around the department.
“This is what we call home, our police department,” Blakely said. “And we’re going to do everything we can to find this person.”
Blakely says backlash from police tension that is happening across the United States has been ruled out as the motive behind the shooting.
“We haven’t had any threats to our police department,” Blakely said.
No one was hurt in this incident.
It is not clear how many people were in the suspect vehicle.