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ANTIOCH, California.Photographs that capture memories of better times are close to Christina Figaroa’s heart.

According to Antioch police, a homeless man was shot and killed in an encampment on the dead end of Vineyard Drive near East 18th Street around 11:30 p.m. on July 3.

“It took a piece of our hearts,” said Figaroa, who told KTVU that the victim was her stepfather, 58-year-old Scott Moore.

“Whoever did this has torn our family apart,” Figaroa said. “He has taken something from us that we can’t get back.”

Investigators told KTVU that a woman, whose identity has not yet been determined, was also shot at least once, resulting in serious injuries.

Moore was shot at least twice above the waist.

“I just can’t believe it, you know, because I never thought in a million years that someone would do something like that to him,” said Moore’s son-in-law, Kendell Dash. “Because he’s a gentle soul.”

Moore will be remembered as a loving great-grandfather and incredible mechanic who worked for A&S Transmission, just around the corner from the crime scene.

Both police and a source who worked with Moore told KTVU that he lived in the homeless camp where he was killed.

The family is convinced that Moore had a lot of cash on him when he was shot.

“He was robbed of the money he worked hard for,” Figaroa said.

The family believes he was saving up for a car and may have been the victim of a botched robbery, which police could not confirm.

“It’s a tragedy that I wouldn’t wish this on anyone,” Dash said.

A resident of the area said that 15 to 20 people were living in a camp in the vineyard, despite “no entry” signs.

The same person claims there was a dispute over a parking space that led to the shooting.

“We are hurt, sad and want justice,” said another of Moore’s stepdaughters, Jennifer Figaroa.

The family said Moore wanted to be cremated and his ashes would be mixed with those of his surviving wife.

The investigators could not reveal what connection the two victims had.

Police say Moore’s death is the eighth homicide in Antioch this year and at least the second homeless person killed during the same period.

Police have not yet released any information about a possible suspect, but stress that the investigation is still ongoing.

Investigators are asking anyone with relevant information to contact them.