Two men suffered  gunshot wounds on Friday night after assailants fired into a crowd milling around an apartment building in the 1500 block of Fairview Street.

At 10 pm on June 3, Berkeley police received numerous  911 calls reporting the sounds of gunfire, according to a press release issued by the police. When officers responded, they found a 26-year old Oakland man who had been shot and a 24-year old Berkeley man who had suffered wounds to his face from an object, according to Sgt. Mary Kusmiss. Both men were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening wounds.

“The victims were confronted by a group of young male suspects and words were exchanged between them,” according to the press releases. “The incident escalated quickly when one of the suspects produced a gun and started shooting, striking one victim. The suspects fled on foot.”

Police said the shooting is not random.

BPD is urging anyone who may know anything to call BPD Homicide detail at 510-981-5900 or the Bay Area Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. (8477).

Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside and CItyside co-founder, is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman...