Two self-professed gang members were wounded in a drive-by shooting in South Berkeley Monday night—and neither one is talking to police.
Neither of the victims, a 21-year-old Berkeley man and a 20-year-old man from Richmond, “seems very interested in talking to us,” said Berkeley Police spokesperson Ed Galvan.
The two were drinking in front of a Russell Street apartment next to the corner of Sacramento Street—an area that has seen several violent incidents over the last year.
A car drove by and at least five pistol shots were fired at the pair, striking both men without inflicting life-threatening injuries, Galvan said.
One neighbor, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, reported that at least nine rounds were fired during the 10:55 p.m. drive-by.
Both victims were rushed to an emergency room, Galvan said, and both were expected to be released from the hospital by this afternoon (Friday).
Galvan confirmed the neighbor’s account that a white car was seen leaving the scene within moments of the shooting.
The injured Berkeley man was not a resident of the neighborhood where he was shot, added Galvan.