Update, March 25, 6:10 p.m. The Berkeley Police report that, contrary to earlier information, one of the shooting victims was not arrested by the Oakland Police Department. “No arrest was made after all, [it was] possibly an old warrant,” said Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats, via email.
Update, March 25, 10:50 a.m. Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats provided a short statement Tuesday morning about the shooting Monday night in South Berkeley.
She confirmed that, at 9:41 p.m., police received numerous 911 calls about possible gunshots on in the 1500 block of Harmon Street. Officers who responded found bullet casings and several damaged vehicles, as well as damage to a home. There were no victims on scene when police arrived. Highland Hospital notified the Berkeley Police Department a short time later that two males, ages 16 and 19, had come in seeking treatment for non-life-threatening injuries. Berkeley officers responded to the hospital to speak with them.
During their investigation, police discovered that the 16-year-old victim had a no-bail warrant from the Oakland Police Department. Oakland Police responded and took him into custody.
Police ask anyone with information regarding the shooting to call the Berkeley Police Homicide Detail at 510-981-5741. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call the Bay Area Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 800-222-8477.
Original story, 11:33 p.m. Berkeley Police officers responded Monday night to a shooting in the 1500 block of Harmon Street that sent two people to the hospital with gunshot wounds, according to preliminary information that has not been confirmed.
Berkeley Police have not responded to a request for information, but dispatchers reported numerous callers at 9:41 p.m. calling in about the sound of gunshots and a man yelling he had been shot, according to unconfirmed scanner traffic.
Police responded to Harmon and closed it off between Sacramento and California streets.
They found a vehicle that had been hit by gunfire and had a broken window, an officer reported over the radio. Officers also found shell casings in the area.
Police notified local hospitals, and got a report from Highland Hospital that two victims had come in with gunshot wounds to the arm.
Police also received a report that suspects connected to the shooting had run through a nearby yard on California Street.
Berkeleyside has requested confirmation from the Berkeley Police Department.
Police investigated a drive-by shooting in the same block of Harmon on Saturday night. No one was reported to have been injured in that incident, but a vehicle was damaged and shell casings were found.
This story may be updated as additional information becomes available.
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