Berkeley police are investigating reports of a shooting involving a car on Friday, July 8.

According to police, a number of men were standing in the parking lot of Stanford Liquors in the 3400 block of King Street in south Berkeley around 2:25 pm on July 8.

A black SUV drove by, and one of the men in the parking lot pulled out a gun and fired shots, hitting the car several times. The shooter and two other men fled the area in a white four-door sedan similar to a Hyundai Sonata, according to a press release. A white two-door Acura Integra sedan from the 1990s also fled the scene.

The man who fired the shots was described as “a black male adult, in his 20s, long dreadlocks, wearing a black and red Cincinnati Reds base ball cap, black t-shirt and black jeans.” As of Monday afternoon, no victims or injured individuals had come forward, according to the release.

BPD is urging anyone with information about the crime to call the BPD Investigations Division – Homicide Detail at (510) 981-5741 or the 24 hour BPD Non Emergency number of (510) 981-5900. If a community member wishes to remain anonymous, he/she is encouraged to call the Bay Area Crimes Stoppers (BACS) at (800)-222-TIPS (8477). Mention BPD Case # 2011-37739.

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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 Created California, published in November...