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Berkeley man found shot to death in yard

The Associated Press
Monday July 30, 2001

RICHMOND – Police say a 43-year-old Berkeley man was shot dead in the back yard of a Richmond apartment complex yesterday afternoon. 

Police began receiving 911 calls around 3 p.m. Saturday from residents who said they heard gunfire and saw a man lying on the ground. When police arrived they found the body of Ernest Milton McKinney II in a back yard. 

Police say the man had multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body and head. They do not have a motive and say no witnesses have come forward. 

McKinney was pronounced dead at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. A coroner’s deputy says the man lived with his mother in Berkeley. Residents said they did not know why he was in the area.