Victim identified in New Year’s Eve shooting


A man killed in a fatal shooting in Antioch on New Year’s Eve has been identified by the Contra Costa County coroner’s office.

Fredric Ferguson, 56, of Antioch, died following a shooting that also injured a 20-year-old man.

At about 7:45 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a report of a shooting at the Delta Pines Apartments at 2301 Sycamore Drive. There, officers found both men suffering from gunshot wounds.

Ferguson was pronounced dead at the scene and the other man was taken to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, police said.

No arrest has been announced and the shooting remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call Detective Jason Vanderpool at (925) 779-6988.

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