Two Die in Midnight Shootings; Victims from Berkeley, Oakland

By Richard Brenneman
Thursday September 18, 2008 - 11:08:00 AM

Two men died in a blaze of gunfire on Derby Street early Thursday which left a 26-year-old Berkeley man dead along the curb and a 45-year-old Oakland man behind the wheel of his crashed car. 

Berkeley Police Officer Andrew Frankel reported in a press statement that emergency operators received multiple calls at 12:15 a.m. reporting shots fired near the intersection of Sacramento and Derby streets. 

Frankel said both victims had been identified, “but names have not been released pending notification of next of kin.” 

Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help, and are asking anyone with information about the crime to call the Homicide Detail at 981-5741 or through the dispatcher’s line at 981-5900. 

Anonymous tips can be made to the Bay Area Crime Stoppers Line at 1-800-222-8477.