Police have so far investigated at least 34 gunfire calls in Berkeley 2023, and there has been one additional shooting by police within city limits.
City police investigated most of the reports but three, all of which were along Interstate 80, were California Highway Patrol cases.
Police had initially reported an additional incident on May 22, but later confirmed that it had not been a case of gunfire. Outside Berkeley, and not included in Berkeleyside’s map, Berkeley officers fatally shot someone in Albany who had just fatally shot someone else.
As of Dec. 6, one person has been killed and seven people had been wounded in shootings in Berkeley this year, according to information from police spokespeople and the department’s Transparency Hub. The one person killed was fatally shot by city police when, police said, that person tried to drive a car at officers.
Click the rectangle in the upper left corner of the gunfire map to see a list of incidents; click any marker for basic info on each one.
In the 2023 Berkeley gunfire map, as with previous years, fatal shootings are marked in red and shootings where someone was wounded but survived are marked orange. The rest are marked yellow.
BPD has told Berkeleyside that police consider a gunfire call to have been confirmed if officers find evidence such as bullet casings, property damage or a victim at the scene. UCPD and Oakland have ShotSpotter gunfire detection systems that can also be used to confirm these reports. Police ask anyone with information about any of these incidents to call BPD’s Homicide Detail at 510-981-5741.
Berkeleyside will update this map when confirmed gunfire is reported. Hear gunfire in Berkeley? Please let us know. You can also share photos and video from the scene. (We will keep you anonymous.)
This map was updated Dec. 6 with two shootings, one each from September and October, that it had not previously displayed.
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