Berkeley police responded to reports of shots fired at the Ashby Flea Market at Ashby BART on Sunday Dec. 1. BART police are spearheading the investigation. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel

A 21-year-old Berkeley man was shot and injured Sunday night at the Ashby Flea Market and Ashby BART shut down for the evening.

BART police received multiple reports of gunfire at 5:54 p.m., according to BART Lt. Paul Qwan. When BART and Berkeley police arrived on the scene, however, no victim could be found, he said. The victim later took himself to an area hospital. He is in stable condition and was conscious and could talk when police arrived, according to BART Detective Sgt. Tom Smith. His injuries did not appear life-threatening.

The incident happened at the edge of the parking lot that hosts the Ashby Flea Market, near the intersection of Ashby Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Way, said Smith. Police discovered multiple shell casings at the scene. Smith could not say yet whether it was a random or targeted shooting as the investigation is continuing.

BART police are asking people with any information to call the anonymous tip line at 510-464-7011 or call and talk to a detective at 510-464-7040.

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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...