Officers find evidence of shooting, hit-and-run in South Berkeley


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One person was arrested after the Berkeley Police Department responded to reports of gunfire in South Berkeley.

Numerous people reported gunfire Thursday around 7:50 p.m. in South Berkeley. At the same time, BPD also received reports of a hit-and-run collision in the area of Oregon Street and California Street.

At the intersection, officers found two parked vehicles hit by the hit-and-run vehicle and evidence of a shooting. After a search, they detained one person, who was then arrested on suspicion of possessing a loaded handgun and other drug-related offenses.

People with information about the incident that could help with the active investigation are encouraged to contact BPD’s homicide unit.

Check back for updates.

Kate Finman is the executive news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @KateFinman_DC.