Gun Shots Fired Inside Redcoats Pub Sends Man to Hospital

The victim was taken to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, according to police officials.

Police say was a man was shot once in the buttocks after another man opened fire with handgun inside the Redcoats British Pub early this morning.

Shortly after midnight, police responding to a 911 call at 336 St. Mary Street, were told by witnesses that a "lone suspect with a silver handgun" had been near the stairwell in the establishment when he began "shooting into the ceiling of the main bar area from a stairwell at the rear of the business."

One of the bullets struck a customer in the buttocks, sending him to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley to be treated for the injury, which police say is non-life threatening. The rest of the shots fired were found to have hit the ceiling area.

In a statement released by police, the gunman was reported to have been "pacing and acting strange just before the shooting began."

The suspect was last seen as he fled the business on foot south toward St. Peters Avenue. 

Lieutenant Scott Rohovit says there were between 50 and 75 customers inside the building at the time of the shooting. 

According to police, witnesses describe the suspect as white or light skinned Hispanic male, in his 20s, approximately 5'6" tall and 140 pounds wearing a black short sleeved shirt and blue denim jeans. 

Anybody with information about this crime is asked to contact the Pleasanton Police Department at  (925) 931-5100.
timothy January 27, 2014 at 12:45 PM
Stan. What is all this crappie about "just like Dublin"? I do understand what you are doing as I grew up in Pleasanton. There was always a few people there holding their snooty opinions though most don't do that. I happen to now be living in Dublin and you make it sound like Oakland. You come off sounding childish.
PtownMom88 January 27, 2014 at 01:48 PM
Thank you Pleasanton Patch for keeping us informed. No city is perfect and our city is not exempt from crime but the Tri-Valley communities (including Dublin) are amazing. We are fortunate to live here and raise our children here in a safe and family oriented environment. Our city officials do a good job keeping it that way. This news about Redcoats Pub is sad. It's too bad our young adults can't have a local safe place to go to have a couple of drinks, dance, and socialize peacefully.
A Reader January 28, 2014 at 12:06 PM
As long as places like Redcoats are allowed to survive, they will bring this kind of trash to town. That place has lousy food and scumbags for customers. Shut it down.
Mike from Pleasanton January 29, 2014 at 11:14 AM
This is not so much a Pleasanton issue as a Redcoats issue -specifically the demographic of the crowd they purposefully draw (under 25, mostly male, mostly from out of town) with their after hours 'club' atmosphere. Pleasanton has its issues to be sure, as any city does but statistically speaking, if you're looking to be stabbed or shot here on a Friday or Saturday night, Redcoats is always your best bet.
PtownMom88 January 29, 2014 at 08:02 PM
I agree. It's a Redcoat's issue. It's become a sesspool of out of control, under age drinkers. To make matters worse, the hired bouncers are extremely unprofessional. They cause most of the drama and fights. Not only have I witnessed it myself but I have 4 young legal adult children that experience it every time they go there, which isn't very often anymore. Out of control! Clean it up or shut it down.


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