Juvenile shot in the face in West Berkeley

Police inspect a vehicle at the scene of a shooting at 9th and Pardee streets, in Berkeley, on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Photo: David Yee ©2016
Police inspect a vehicle at the scene of a shooting at Ninth and Pardee streets, in Berkeley, on Friday, Sept. 16. Photo: David Yee

An unidentified juvenile was shot in the face in West Berkeley around 10:10 p.m. after the car he was riding in sped through town, according to Lt. Alyson Hart of the Berkeley Police Department.

Police got a report of a car speeding on Ninth and Allston Way, and that call was quickly followed by other reports of a car speeding south.

Police found a crashed silver car at Ninth and Pardee streets near Acme Bakery. Officers found the  juvenile outside the car. He had been shot in the face, said Hart. His injuries were not life-threatening and he was taken to Highland Hospital, she said.

Berkeleyside initially reported – based on unconfirmed scanner reports – that a second gunshot victim was found at Vital Vittles at 2810 San Pablo Ave. Lt. Hart said that was incorrect; there was only one person shot on Friday.


Police are investigating whether another car was involved in the shooting. They are talking to someone who was in the silver car.

No arrests have been made.

People in the vicinity of  Ninth and Pardee reported on Twitter that they heard multiple gunshots  fired – at least six.

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Frances Dinkelspiel is co-founder and executive editor of Berkeleyside. Email: frances@berkeleyside.com.