Young man shot multiple times in San Pablo Park

Authorities are standing by in San Pablo Park for the arrival of a patient from Alta Bates Hospital. Photo: hfidek
San Pablo Park in a file photo. Photo: hfidek

There was a shooting in San Pablo Park in Berkeley on Tuesday morning, according to authorities.

Officer Byron White of the Berkeley Police Department said that the shooting took place at around 11 a.m and it resulted in one victim. The victim, a young man estimated to be in his 20s, was shot multiple times and was transported to a local hospital. His condition is unknown, Officer White said.

The victim was found outside the restrooms in the park, adjacent to the basketball courts.

The suspect is described as a young man estimated to be in his 20s, light-skinned, with short hair and about 6 ft tall. He was wearing a cream-colored shirt and baggy jeans. He was last seen heading east on Ward Street from Park Street, according to Officer White.

San Pablo Park map
The shooting took place in San Pablo Park in West Berkeley. Image: Google Maps

Berkeley Police received a call about the shooting at 11:08 a.m.

There have been 12 shootings in Berkeley in 2016 so far, some with victims, and several others that involved either property damage or reports of gunfire. The list below includes all the shootings this year involving victims and property damage:

According to the Berkeley Police Department, there was a total of 17 shootings in 2015.

This story was update as we gathered more information.

Police ask potential witnesses or those with information, such as the shooter’s identity, to call the homicide line at 510-981-5741 or email

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