Berkeley police investigate shooting in South Berkeley

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Berkeley Police Department responded to reports of gunfire in South Berkeley on Wednesday afternoon, according to BPD spokesperson Officer Byron White.

About 5:40 p.m., BPD received complaints of gunfire near Sacramento and Russell streets, White said, adding that they found several bullet casings at the scene but no victim.

Later, BPD learned that a teenage boy had been checked into a local hospital with non-life threatening gunshot wounds, White said. White added that the minor said his gunshot wounds were related to the gunfire in South Berkeley.

According to White in an email from BPD Officer Sean Tinney, one or more occupants in a truck allegedly began shooting at two people who may have been crossing the intersection of Sacramento and Russell streets.

As of about 6:30 p.m., according to White, police were interviewing witnesses at the scene. He added that police opened up Sacramento Street about 6:40 p.m.

BPD is asking anyone with information about the incident to call the department at 510-981-5741.

Check back for updates.

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