No suspect in Berkeley High student shooting case

The scene of the Feb. 23 shooting of a BHS senior at the intersection of Market and Lowell near the Oakland-Berkeley border. Photo: Linda Seccaspina

Oakland Police Department say they have no suspect for Thursday morning’s shooting of a Berkeley High senior as he was riding his bike at the intersection of Lowell and Market streets in North Oakland.

The 18-year-old victim, who is not being identified by OPD nor by BUSD, sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound from a gunman who was also riding a bicycle. The call to OPD was made at 8:03 a.m. The victim, an Oakland resident according to OPD, is recovering at Highland Hospital after surgery yesterday.

OPD cannot confirm whether the victim was also carrying, or may have shot, a gun, as has been reported in other media. “The investigative team is not releasing any information while it conducts its research,” said an OPD spokesperson.

BUSD spokesperson Mark Coplan said Berkeley High students have reacted to the news of the shooting with shock, and counseling services are being provided for those who need it. Principal Pasquale Scuderi has asked that a plan be established to re-integrate the student back into school, possibly starting with home/hospital schooling.


The 18-year-old was the second Berkeley High student to be shot in little over a year. In November 2010, 14-year-old Larry Malik Grayson died after he was shot in the head by his 17-year-old friend while in an apartment on Alcatraz Avenue.

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