Fairfield mayor: Councilman in 'very critical' condition

Fairfield Mayor Harry Price said Fairfield Councilman Matt Garcia is in “very critical” condition this morning at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.

Garcia, 22, was shot Monday night outside a home in the 5000 block of Silverado Drive, police said. Police said he was there visiting a friend and was shot as he exited his vehicle around 8:30 p.m.

“We want everyone to know that we have so many people that are praying for Matt Garcia,” Price said at a news conference outside City Hall this morning.

Price said he, City Manager Sean Quinn and Fire Chief Vincent Webster spent the night at the hospital with Garcia's friends and family.

Price said council chambers at City Hall are open today for grief counseling and a vigil. Price said elected officials throughout the Bay Area have offered their support.

Garcia was elected to a four-year term in November 2007.

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