Police investigate gunshots in West Berkeley

Police cordoned off an area in West Berkeley to investigate gunshots on Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016. Photo: Guillaume Pierre
Police cordoned off an area at Channing Way at Seventh Street in West Berkeley to investigate gunshots on Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016. Photo: Guillaume Pierre

Berkeley Police are investigating evidence of gunfire in the middle of the afternoon Tuesday in the area of Seventh Street and Channing Way.

According to BPD’s  Sgt. Andrew Frankel, at 2:46 p.m. police dispatch received multiple reports of shots heard and/or fired “somewhere in the area of Seventh Street and University.”

Once on scene the police found that a sedan parked on the 2400 block of Seventh Street had been hit gunfire.

There were no reported injuries associated with the shooting and it remains unclear what the motive was, Frankel said by email.


A couple of Berkeleyside readers saw that the police had cordoned off an area where the shots were believed to have been fired, and went on Twitter to ask what was happening.

The case is still under investigation.

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