Berkeley police investigating shots fired in South Berkeley

Berkeley police have cordoned off Acton Street near Oregon to search for evidence in connection with a shooting that happened around 5 pm, according to the police scanner, and Berkeleyside tipsters.

Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies are talking to a man who went to Highland Hospital with possible gunshot wounds, according to the scanner. Berkeley police are on their way to talk to the patient, who may have been involved in the incident.

One south Berkeley resident reported she heard about seven shots being fired shortly after 5 pm. Police said on the scanner that someone who may be a suspect sped off in a blue GMC Yukon.

Berkeleyside will update as more information becomes available.


Update: Sgt. Mary Kusmiss, the public information officer for the Berkeley Police Department, sent out this update at 7:30 pm:

“This evening, June 20, 2012 at about a minute before 5 p.m. City of Berkeley Police (BPD) got calls reporting possible gunfire in the 2700 block of Acton Street. BPD patrol officers responded and found some casings and blood at the scene but no victim(s). A male victim showed up at a local trauma center with a non life threatening injury.”

“BPD is still on scene investigating. BPD Homicide detectives were notified. Patrol is handling the preliminary investigation. Homicide will do the follow up investigation”.

“It is too early to speculate on a suspect or suspects or a motive.”