Update, Aug. 13: Berkeley Police’s homicide department is still investigating the shooting, BPD spokesman Officer Byron White confirmed today. The young man who was shot in the head is expected to survive, although he has serious injuries.
Original story: Berkeley Police responded to a report of gunfire in the 900 block of Fresno Avenue, near Solano, at 3:53 a.m. and found a man in his 20s with a gunshot wound, according to a police report. The shot was to the head, according to a report on the Citizen app. The Berkeley Fire Department transported the man to the hospital with serious injuries.
The incident took place in the area of Andronico’s market.
On Thursday night, also in North Berkeley, a Berkeley police officer fired her gun after encountering an in-progress robbery involving three people. At this point there have been no reports of injuries due to gunfire.
Other shootings in Berkeley in 2020
There have been at least nine other confirmed incidents of gunfire in Berkeley in 2020. Two of them were fatal.
In June, UC Berkeley student Seth Smith was fatally shot while walking near his home on Dwight Way. No arrests have been made in that case. The investigation remains underway.
In March, 29-year-old Diante Craig was shot to death by a stranger during an apparent road rage incident. Criminal charges have been filed.
And on June 22, a 26-year-old Oakland man was wounded during a shooting in South Berkeley, according to police
In April, a woman was shot near People’s Park.
There have also been five gunfire incidents with no reported victims: in February at the Berkeley Marina; in mid-March on Berkeley Way near Franklin Street; in late March at Dwight Way and Seventh Street; in April in the 1600 block of Russell Street; and in June in southwest Berkeley.
Police ask anyone with information about Saturday’s incident to call BPD’s homicide unit at 510-981-5741.
Berkeleyside will update this story when we have more information.
Frances Dinkelspiel contributed reporting to this story.