Police: Man wounded in shooting in West Berkeley

More people have been wounded or killed by gunfire in Berkeley this year than in all of 2021.

Police investigate a shooting at Sixth Street and Channing Way. Credit: Staci Prado

A man was hospitalized after being wounded in a shooting Monday evening in West Berkeley, authorities report.

At about 5:30 p.m, police responded to multiple calls of gunfire in a residential neighborhood near Sixth Street and Channing Way and found one person suffering from a gunshot wound, BPD Lt. Melanie Turner said.

The man, around 18-25 years old, was taken to Highland Hospital and is expected to survive, Turner said.

Officers contacted numerous witnesses in the area who said they heard a group of people arguing near LifeLong Medical Care Administrative Office, followed by a gunshot. Officers are canvassing the area for evidence and video surveillance.

As of June 13, two people had been killed and eight wounded in shootings in Berkeley this year.

In 2020, seven people were wounded but there were no gun-related fatalities.

Berkeley has now had 22 confirmed gunfire calls in 2022.

Senior news editor Emilie Raguso contributed reporting to this story after publication.