Citing an “alarming rise in shootings” this year, officials pledged Tuesday night to work to create a new Ceasefire program designed to “address gun violence” in Berkeley.
Police in southwest Berkeley responded to gunfire at Ashby Avenue and Dohr Street just before 1 p.m. Monday.
Some of the money will help create a fund for Sereinat’e Henderson’s 10-month-old son, organizers said.
The Berkeley Police Department announced a $50,000 reward Friday to help find the killer of Sereinat’e Henderson.
“She was a little thing but she had the biggest spirit,” Sereinat’e Henderson’s mother-in-law told Berkeleyside on Thursday night.
The woman was rushed to a local hospital for treatment, police said. She was taken off life support Thursday and has died.
A 19-year-old man police say fired multiple rounds from his vehicle then led police on a chase onto the freeway has been charged with four felonies.
A bullet also struck the vehicle of a motorist driving north on San Pablo Avenue at the time of the shooting, police said.
Police arrested three young men after reports of gunfire, with one driver chasing another, in central Berkeley early Friday morning.
A second round of gunfire in the same West Berkeley neighborhood where bullets struck a vehicle Saturday night led to two arrests, authorities report.
Four people have been killed and at least 10 have been wounded in shootings in Berkeley in 2020. Last year, one person was killed and three people were wounded.
It was Berkeley’s second shooting of the day. Just before 4 p.m., a person was shot near the Seabreeze homeless encampment at University Avenue and I-80.