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Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Police investigate gunshots in West Berkeley

Berkeley Police are investigating evidence of gunfire in the middle of the afternoon Tuesday in the area of Seventh Street and Channing Way. According to BPD’s  Sgt. Andrew Frankel, at 2:46 p.m. police dispatch received multiple reports of shots heard and/or fired “somewhere in the area of Seventh Street and University.” Once on scene the police found that a sedan parked on the […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Breaking: 2 injured in shooting at Berkeley park

Update, 4:56 p.m. BPD clarified that one of the victims turned up at the North Berkeley BART station and was then taken to the hospital. None of the injuries appeared, according to the preliminary investigation, to be life-threatening. No arrests have been made. Original story, 3:24 p.m. Two people have been injured in a shooting at Strawberry […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Berkeley police arrest teen after gunfire on Telegraph

Update, 10:20 p.m. Norris is from El Sobrante and no weapons were recovered, police said. Update, 4:33 p.m. Police arrested Meleko Norris, 18, at 2:33 a.m. on suspicion of willful discharge of a firearm with gross negligence, carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a loaded firearm in a public place, being a felon in possession of a firearm, […]

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Man, 22, arrested after 3 Berkeley shootings, charged with attempted murder, child abuse

A former Berkeley High student has been charged with 13 felonies, including attempted murder and child abuse, after three shootings in Berkeley this year, two of which left teenage boys with injuries. Two of the shootings took place in September. In one, Sept. 18, a cyclist shot at a pickup truck near Oregon and Dohr streets. No […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Police respond to gunfire reports in South Berkeley

Police in Berkeley received multiple reports of gunfire Friday evening, but no injuries or property damage were ultimately discovered. Berkeley Police Lt. Andrew Rateaver said there were numerous calls into the dispatch center just after 8 p.m. Friday. “Our people responded to numerous calls of possible gunfire in the area of California and Oregon streets,” he […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Man in critical condition after shooting in Southside

Update, 5:50 a.m. Berkeley police issued a Nixle alert around 5:15 a.m. in which they said the shooting victim was a 35-year-old man. He is in critical condition at an Alameda County hospital. BPD reiterated that the event does not appear to be random and said the man likely had no UC Berkeley affiliation. Officers have left the crime scene but the investigation […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime, Crime & Safety

Update: ‘Family march’ set for Thursday is canceled

Update, Sept. 29, 9:45 a.m. The family march has been canceled due to a conflict with another event and some community pushback about the focus of the march. (The organizer has asked the community to attend the other event instead.) See the organizer’s statement about the cancelation in the comments at the bottom of this story. Original post, […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

2 shot and injured at Alcatraz and King in Berkeley

The Berkeley Police Department responded to shootings near King Street and Alcatraz Avenue on Sunday at around 8:23 p.m. According to Lt. Alyson Hart from the Berkeley Police Department, dispatch received a call at 8:23 p.m. of “six-seven loud reports” in the area of Alcatraz Avenue, King and 63rd streets. Police located two victims on King Street north of […]

Posted inCrime, Crime & Safety

Berkeley police step up patrols after recent shootings

Update, 1:40 p.m. Police have identified the young man shot and killed Thursday night as 19-year-old Gregory Ignacio Jr. of Berkeley. Those who knew him have said he went by the name “Greg.” He was shot around 7:30 p.m. while standing with a group of people at Harper and Fairview streets. The shooting was not random, according to Officer […]