Neither police nor the Alameda County Coroner are revealing the name of the man murdered on the 1200 block of Haskell Street early Wednesday morning.
Capt. Bobby Miller said police responded to a report of shots fired at 12 minutes past midnight.
When they arrived he said they found a 33-year-old man face down in the yard of the residence. He had been shot in the head and upper body, Miller said.
He was taken to Highland Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
There are no suspects, and an investigation is underway, said Miller, who noted that detectives were interviewing people in the neighborhood.
This is the third homicide reported in Berkeley this year, Miller said. There were three last year and two in 1998, he said.