Update, 7:40 p.m. KGO-TV reported just before 7 p.m. that police had “stormed the building” where the suspect or suspects were believed to be barricaded, but no one was inside. According to several people on Twitter who identified themselves as local residents, police set off a flash-bang grenade at about 6:30 p.m. as they moved in on the apartment building. As of about 6:49 p.m., police were “dispersing somewhat” from the area, according to a user named BehemothBullTerrier. At around 6:55 p.m. “Behemoth” wrote: “It’s over. No one was in the apt unit. That’s a cop w/ the bomb robot.”
Original post, 5:22 p.m. A police action on the south Berkeley border at Shattuck Avenue has been tying up traffic for hours and may not be resolved for many more.
According to the Oakland Police Department, at least one suspect in a shooting earlier in the day is barricaded inside an apartment on Shattuck. Thus far, police have been unable to establish communication.
Officer Johnna Watson, Oakland Police spokeswoman, said the incident began Friday afternoon at 12:26 p.m. when dispatchers started getting calls about a shooting at MacArthur Boulevard and Broadway.
One victim was taken to the hospital for a non-life threatening injury. Witnesses gave police both suspect and vehicle information, which led authorities to a home in the 6400 block of Shattuck Avenue, said Watson.
As of about 4:45 p.m., police had detained one suspect in the shooting, and were still trying to establish communication with a suspect or suspects inside a building. Watson said police had also questioned a woman in connection with the shooting, but had determined that she was not involved.
The police perimeter stretches from 66th down to 63rd, and from Dover over to Racine. Drivers, pedestrians and cyclists are being directed through narrow neighborhood streets. Police said safety is a key concern.
Watson said police had evacuated and surrounded buildings in the 6400 block of Shattuck. Police have not recovered a weapon, and are treating the suspect or suspects as armed and dangerous, Watson said.
The Oakland Police SWAT team is on site, but police continue to try to establish communication.
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