Crime

Update on Sacramento shooting

The scene of shots fired on Sacramento Street in Berkeley. Photo: Thomas Lord.

Berkeley police have released further details about this afternoon’s shooting on Sacramento Street. Here are the details from Sergeant Mary Kusmiss:

On 08-31-10 at approximately 1:46 p.m., the City of Berkeley Police department began receiving many 911 calls regarding gunshots in the area of Sacramento  and Oregon Streets. A White Cadillac with three occupants were double parked in the southbound lane in the block when someone fired multiple rounds in the direction of the car. The woman driver of the Cadillac drove a short distance away to her home and was met by BPD officers there. A round went through the back windshield causing it to “spider web” and the round travelled through the car and hit the headliner above the woman’s head. She and the others were not injured in the incident. There was no blood inside the car. Officers found over a dozen shell casings in the area. Officers also discovered an unoccupied parked van that had a bullet hole to the back license plate.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. No victims have come forward or showed up at any local hospitals. The motive of the shooting is unknown.

BPD will update if and when more information becomes available.

BPD urges anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call on the 24 hour Non Emergency Line at (510)981-5900 or the BPD Homicide detail at (510) 981-5741.

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