The young woman who lost her life in the tragic mass shooting at an Antioch birthday party early Sunday morning has been identified by the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office. The victim was 18-year-old Nadia Itzel Tirado, a resident of Oakley.
According to a press release from the Antioch Police Department, multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting a shooting incident at a residence on Sunset Lane started coming in shortly before 1 a.m. Witnesses stated that uninvited guests arrived at the party and began shooting, causing widespread panic. Tirado was rushed to a local hospital but was pronounced dead upon arrival.
The police reported that seven other individuals sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting. The suspects fled the scene before law enforcement arrived.
In order to cover the expenses of Nadia Tirado’s funeral, her family has launched a GoFundMe campaign.
Bob Schaefer, a resident living across the street, was awakened by the commotion around 1 a.m. He described hearing what sounded like four bursts of gunfire and witnessing people, particularly young individuals, running in a frenzy. Police vehicles with their high beams on arrived shortly after.
Chris, who was staying with his elderly mother nearby, recounted the chaotic scene with people running in various directions. He described the situation as tumultuous and overwhelming.
Despite the alarming incident, Schaefer mentioned that he plans to wait it out. While friends and family question why he hasn’t moved away, he jokingly stated that he is just four years away from retirement and has already endured 23 years in the area.
This shooting marks the second mass shooting in the San Francisco Bay Area within a span of just over 48 hours.
The previous incident occurred on Friday night at a block party in the Mission District, resulting in nine injuries. The San Francisco Police Department is currently investigating that case.
Authorities are urging anyone with information about the fatal shooting to contact the Antioch Police Department.