Police investigate the scene of a shooting near Telegraph Avenue and Channing Way in Berkeley, California, early Sunday, June 16, 2013. Photo by David Yee
Police investigate the scene of a shooting near Telegraph Avenue and Channing Way in Berkeley early Sunday, June 16. Photo: David Yee

New details have emerged about the incident early Sunday in which multiple gunshots were fired on Telegraph Avenue at Channing Way south of the UC Berkeley campus.

According to the University of California Police Department, two men, both described as black, fired guns at a vehicle being driven by a woman who had a female friend as her passenger as they passed through the intersection just after 12:30 a.m.

The women, who said their vehicle was struck several times, drove away from the scene and then contacted police. The women were not harmed during the incident.

Police searched the area. They did not find the suspects, but located a large number of bullet casings at the scene.

One of the men appeared to be 18-20 years old, and 5 feet 8 inches tall with a stocky build. He may have been wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt or a black t-shirt and jeans. The second man was described only as black with a dark complexion.

Shortly before the shots were fired, at around 11:50 p.m. Saturday, Berkeley police responded to a disturbance call regarding a party in the 2400 block of Warring. According to Berkeley Police Lt. Andrew Rateaver, there were large crowds at the party and police broke up fights there. Witnesses described party-goers milling about on the street and clambering over cars.

Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call the Berkeley Police Department at 510-981-5900.

Police investigate shooting on Berkeley’s Telegraph Avenue (06.16.13)

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