Breaking: Man shot and killed in South Berkeley

The homicide took place in south Berkeley close to the intersection of Ashby and Adeline

A man was shot and killed in the 3000 block of Shattuck Avenue around 6:50 p.m., according to Berkeley police.

The man, who has not yet been identified but is a younger man, was found near 3020 Shattuck Ave., according to Sgt. Mary Kusmiss. He had been shot numerous times and was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, she said. His name and age have not been released.

Police responded to Shattuck Avenue near Emerson after 911 was flooded with calls of shots being fired around the area, said Kusmiss.

“The evidence so far suggests this was not a random shooting,” she said. “This person was the focus of the shooter’s attention.”


Berkeley police are still on the scene.

This is the first homicide in Berkeley in 2012. There was one homicide in Berkeley in 2011.

The location of tonight’s homicide is in south Berkeley close to the intersection of Ashby and Adeline avenues. A murder took place near there Sept. 12, 2010, when Adolfo Ignacio Celedón Bravo was shot and killed while walking home with his girlfriend.