A Monday morning dispute in the 2000 block of Blake Street sent one man to the Highland Hospital with a gunshot wound to the thigh.
According to Berkeley Police Department spokesperson Lt. Cynthia Harris, one of two women who live at the Blake Street residence was involved in an altercation with a male acquaintance sometime around 9:30 a.m. The police had already been called but had not arrived when the women yelled out for assistance.
The woman’s roommate apparently then shot the male acquaintance.
“The woman called for help and subsequently her roommate shot the victim in the thigh” Harris said. “The suspect surrendered immediately to police.”
Harris said the victim was taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland. Hospital officials did not return inquires from the Daily Planet regarding the victim’s condition. Harris said the BPD has no one is in custody, and that the incident is under investigation.
Harris said that just as police were arriving at the residence they heard the gunshot and called for assistance.
According to Robert Singer, president of Timberline Geodesics, which is across the street from the residence where the shooting took place, about eight police cars, marked and unmarked, swarmed the street.
“There were at least 10 officers who approached the house,” he said. “The man came out first limping and then the women came out with her hands up.”