A 20-year-old Berkeley man was shot near Sacramento and Ward streets on Monday night, police said Wednesday afternoon.
Monday at approximately 7:05 p.m., the Berkeley Police Department responded to the area of Oregon and Dohr streets following a report of a single gunshot, said Officer Jennifer Coats, Berkeley Police spokeswoman, via email.
Coats said officers looked around the area but couldn’t find a victim. Later that night, however, a local hospital informed the department that a gunshot victim had come into the emergency room to seek treatment.
Police spoke with the victim, who said the shooting had taken place in the 2700 block of Dohr, near Ward Street. He had been walking on the sidewalk when someone fired toward him, possibly from a vehicle. The victim received a non-life-threatening injury, and was able to take himself to the hospital.
Coats said the investigation is ongoing, and that police do not believe it was a random event. The shooter’s identity was described as “unknown,” and police did not release a physical description.
Much of Berkeley’s gun violence in recent years has taken place on or near Sacramento Street. In December, a woman was killed just blocks away, near Derby, in a shooting that remains unsolved. On March 29, 24-year-old Devin Lee Whitmore was shot near Stuart and Sacramento, right outside Bob’s Liquors. Nineteen-year-old Berkeley resident Calvester Houston Stewart was charged with his murder, but was later found unfit to stand trial. On March 26, police investigated a shooting at Sacramento near Russell.
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