Investigations into back-to-back gang-related shootings on the same mid-April night have led to felony charges against two young men in Berkeley and Richmond, according to police.
No victims were found in either of two nearby locations where shell casings were found.
A man was shot Friday night in South Berkeley, authorities report, but he is expected to survive.
A man described by authorities as a “ringleader” in West Berkeley’s Waterfront gang has been charged with two Oakland murders dating back to 2009, as well as an attempted murder.
The documented gang member charged with shooting a rival gang associate in the leg on Halloween went by the street name “Savage,” according to court papers.
Self-defense was not a factor for five young men, including three from Berkeley, charged in the fatal shooting of a lone 24-year-old in Oakland last year, a judge ruled this week.
Jose Paz-Leja, 26, of Berkeley, a known member of the West Side Berkeley Norteño gang, was charged Tuesday with three felonies and an enhancement, says BPD.
Two men — including a teenager walking his dog — were shot in the leg while walking in the same South Berkeley neighborhood in the past two weeks, police report.
Two young men have been arrested in connection with a loaded gun recovered during a car stop Thursday evening, according to police.
A gang member arrested last week in South Berkeley after he brandished a gun at a woman, according to police, is set to enter a plea in court Wednesday.
This week, for the first time ever, Berkeley police were given carte blanche to speak openly about gang activity in town, and what can be done to help those who may be drawn to it.
A young man police say was targeted in “numerous recent” attempted shootings in Berkeley has been charged, along with two others, after a fight involving guns in March.