Berkeley police confer during their investigation of two shootings on Sacramento St. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel

Berkeley police are looking for the suspect or suspects who shot two people walking on Sacramento Street around 12:41 pm.

911 started getting numerous calls that shots had been fired at the intersection of Sacramento and Woolsey streets but when police arrived there there were no victims or perpetrators in sight, said Lt. Andrew Greenwood of the Berkeley police department. Shortly thereafter, police learned that someone had driven two people with bullet wounds to an area hospital, he said. They have been admitted, but police do not yet know if their wounds are life-threatening.

The assailants fired numerous bullets at the victims. There were at least 20 evidence markers on Sacramento Street, although Lt. Greenwood said they were not all bullet casings.

Witnesses at the scene said the suspect or suspects had fled up Woolsey Street and police did a house by house search of a two block area, said Lt. Greenwood. They did not find the shooters. Oakland police assisted the search with its canine unit, he said.

“The block search is going on right now,” said Lt. Greenwood. “We are searching a two block area. There are cops all over the block.”

Clumps of neighbors stood behind the yellow police tape, watching the action. One neighbor said cops had told him he should go inside his house to be safe.

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...