An 18-year-old man was taken to a local hospital Monday after being shot in the leg outside Sacramento Market in South Berkeley, authorities report.

Police received multiple reports of gunfire just after 3:20 p.m. near Sacramento Street and Ashby Avenue.

Callers reported vehicles leaving the area and people jumping a fence into a nearby yard, according to emergency radio traffic reviewed by Berkeleyside. A short time later, the young man who was wounded showed up at Alta Bates Hospital for treatment.

The shooting took place in the alley just north of Sacramento Market, which is located at 2974 Sacramento St. At the scene, police found evidence of gunfire, as well as a shoe, blood and a blood trail, according to emergency traffic.

One caller said at least two people with guns were involved in the shooting, which was corroborated by evidence police found at the scene, according to scanner reports. Police also found at least one vehicle in the alley with a “fresh bullet hole.”

Police shut down multiple blocks in the area while they investigated the shooting. Officers went from house to house on Dohr Street searching for suspects and looked for security footage in the area that might have captured the shooting.

Police have declined to release the city of residence of the young man who was wounded, but said his condition did not appear life-threatening. Multiple vehicles were damaged by gunfire.

“The involved parties fled the scene and the investigation is ongoing,” BPD told Berkeleyside on Tuesday.

Monday night’s shooting was the second confirmed incident of gunfire in Berkeley this year.

On Saturday, at about 1:35 p.m., police were called to a shooting near Virginia and Seventh streets in northwest Berkeley. Officers “quickly arrived on scene and contacted two victims who said that someone shot at their vehicle.” There were no reported injuries but police found damage to the vehicle from gunfire. The investigation is ongoing, BPD said Tuesday.

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Note: This story was updated Jan. 18 when police provided information regarding the wounded man’s age and an additional shooting report. Featured photo: Google Street View

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...