Police respond to gunfire calls; teenage boy struck

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Berkeley police are responding to reports of gunfire in South Berkeley, with a teenage boy injured as a result.

Officer Byron White, a Berkeley Police spokesman, said calls began coming in at 5:40 p.m. about gunfire at Russell and Sacramento streets.

White said two people may have been crossing Sacramento at Russell when an occupant or occupants in a truck began to shoot at them.

No victims were on the scene, but police got a call from a local hospital reporting a possible gunshot victim. White said the victim is a teenage boy who is being treated for what is believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.


Casings were also recovered at the scene.

As of about 6:30 p.m., police were talking to witnesses at the scene and trying to find out what led up to the shooting.

Police were opening up Sacramento Street at about 6:40 p.m.

There have been several recent shootings in Berkeley over the past week. Read more by clicking the links below.

This story was updated after publication due to the developing nature of the story.

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