A man said he was shot Monday night in central Berkeley, but few details have been available about the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats said officers were dispatched to Alta Bates Hospital on Monday just before 9:30 p.m. for a report of a possible shooting victim.
The 26-year-old Richmond man told police he was shot in the 2500 block of McGee Avenue, near Blake Street.
The man suffered a non-life threatening injury and was released from the hospital that evening.
Coats said the incident is still under investigation and that police have limited information at this time.
Capt. Erik Upson said Friday morning that, if the incident did occur in Berkeley, it is the first shooting of the year. But he said police have not been able to determine conclusively that the shooting actually took place within the city limits.
Berkeleyside learned about the incident when it showed up, initially, categorized as a “homicide” at 7:45 p.m. Monday at McGee and Blake on CrimeMapping.com. It has since been reclassified as a felony assault.
Update, 12:53 p.m. Coats added that, thus far, police have not been able to find evidence of a shooting where the incident was initially reported to have occurred. In addition, she said it was unclear whether this was an intentional shooting or perhaps an accident.
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