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A male with a gunshot wound was taken to the hospital Saturday afternoon, and Berkeley police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the violence.

Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats said officers received multiple 911 calls of possible gunshots just before 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14. Police responded to the area of 62nd and King streets in South Berkeley, on the Oakland border.

One reader told Berkeleyside he heard six to eight gunshots.

“While officers were responding … we received a report of a male victim,” Coats said, via email. “Officers arrived at the location and discovered a male victim who appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound.”

Paramedics took him to a local hospital for treatment. Coats said the injury did not appear to be life threatening.

Coats said she did not know how old the victim was or his city of residence, and did not have any additional details about his injuries or medical status, as investigators were not in the office Monday.

She said no arrests have yet been made.

According to unconfirmed scanner traffic, there may have been two groups shooting at each other when the victim, a bystander, was shot in the leg. He was conscious when first responders arrived to help him.

Police found numerous bullet casings on the scene, and one caller told dispatchers 12 shots were heard, according to the scanner.

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Emilie Raguso (former senior editor, news) joined Berkeleyside in 2012 and covered politics, public safety and development until her departure in 2022. In 2017, Emilie was named Journalist...