The Berkeley Police Department responded to shootings near King Street and Alcatraz Avenue on Sunday at around 8:23 p.m.
According to Lt. Alyson Hart from the Berkeley Police Department, dispatch received a call at 8:23 p.m. of “six-seven loud reports” in the area of Alcatraz Avenue, King and 63rd streets. Police located two victims on King Street north of Alcatraz. One victim was shot twice in the abdomen and the other in the leg. Lt. Hart said neither wound was considered to be life-threatening. Both shooting victims were transported to Highland Hospital.
Photos taken by Berkeleyside contributing photographer David Yee show a person being transported by first responders out of a residential building on a stretcher.
Several Berkeleyside readers reported hearing multiple gunshots in the area, and many local residents heard sirens from first-responders racing to the scene.
Police advised people to avoid the area of King and Alcatraz via a Nixle alert at around 8:42 p.m.
Twitter lit up at around 8:25 p.m with alerts tagged to Berkeleyside:
— Jelly Fish (@geneforce) September 26, 2016
@berkeleyside I heard the shots and called 911. It was right outside my house :/ I think someone was injured.
— Grace Vorreuter (@gracevorreuter) September 26, 2016
The incident follows a spate of shootings in Berkeley over the past few days, one of which resulted in the second homicide of the year, not far from Sunday’s incident. Ignacio Francis Jr. was gunned down while standing with a group in the 1800 block of Fairview Street on Sept. 22. On Sept. 23 Berkeleyside attended a vigil for Francis at the spot where he was shot.
This is a developing story. Berkeleyside updated the story as we gathered more information.
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