Update: Police respond to shooting in West Berkeley

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Berkeley Police responded to a drive-by shooting in the 2200 block of Bonar Street on Tuesday night, authorities said.

Residents reported hearing 6-12 gunshots in West Berkeley on Bonar at roughly 10:10 p.m.

Police officers in the area also heard the shots, and responded immediately to investigate, said Berkeley Police Lt. Randy Files. Police canvassed the neighborhood and took statements.

There were no reported injuries on site. Police informed local hospitals about the shooting but had not received any reports about potentially related victims as of midnight.


One resident said police found a .223-caliber bullet casing after a report of a suspicious person on the block. Residents as far away as Martin Luther King Jr. Way and University Avenue, and east of the North Berkeley BART station, said they heard the shots. About a dozen Berkeleyside readers quickly posted online or sent in emails about what they had heard.

Residents reported a heavy police response in the area during the investigation.

Tuesday night’s incident follows two confirmed reports of shootings in the 1500 block of Harmon Street, in South Berkeley, since Saturday night. The first incident, Saturday, left only property damage. But a shooting Monday night in the same block sent two teenagers to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

Police cleared the 2200 block of Bonar just before 11:40 p.m. Tuesday.

Two incidents reported on the scanner between 10:38 and 10:49 p.m. — including a car stop of a resident from the 2200 block of Bonar Street, and a vehicle fire on Interstate 80 — were unrelated to the shooting, said Files.


This story was updated shortly after midnight after speaking with the Berkeley Police Department watch commander.

Residents with information about the incident on Bonar can reach the Berkeley Police Department’s non-emergency line at 510-981-5900.

Related:
Update: 2 teens shot on Harmon Street in Berkeley (03.24.14)
Berkeley Police investigate drive-by shooting on Harmon (03.24.14)
Berkeley man shot Sunday night at Ashby Flea Market (12.02.13)
Shots fired early Saturday near West Berkeley park (11.02.13)
Berkeley residents tackle safety issues after shootings (03.21.12)
Community meeting called in wake of Berkeley shootings (03.13.12)
Three men shot, wounded early Sunday in West Berkeley (03.05.12)
3 people shot on Bonar Street, no life-threatening injuries (03.02.12)

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