Two More Shootings Near Site of Double Homicide

By Bay City News
Friday September 19, 2008 - 10:36:00 PM

Berkeley police are conducting extra patrols in a south Berkeley neighborhood where there have been two more shooting incidents after two men were shot to death early Thursday, Sgt. Mary Kusmiss said tonight. 

"There's some real tension in a small area," Kusmiss said. 

Kelvin Earl Davis, 23, of Berkeley and Kevin Antoine Parker, 42, of Oakland were shot and killed in front of a small apartment complex at 1436 Derby St. in Berkeley about 12:15 a.m. Thursday, according to Kusmiss. 

Kusmiss said a woman who lives across the street from the apartment complex was shot about 10:15 p.m. Thursday night as she was putting out her trash after she and her son returned from running errands. 

Kusmiss said a witness told police that she saw a muzzle flash coming from a group of about a dozen people, mostly men, who had gathered at a memorial at the spot where Parker and Davis had been killed. 

The woman screamed after she was shot and was rushed to Highland Hospital, where she underwent emergency surgery for internal bleeding, according to Kusmiss. 

The woman is still in intensive care but is expected to recover, Kusmiss said. 

Kusmiss said it appears that the woman wasn't targeted but instead was the random victim of "a worst case scenario in which a stray round struck someone." 

She said witnesses couldn't identify the person who fired the shot that struck the woman because it was dark and the shot came from a large group. 

The group scattered after the shot was fired, according to Kusmiss. 

Another shooting occurred several blocks away in the 1400 block of  

Russell Street about 9:05 a.m. today, she said. 

Kusmiss said no one was hit but police found three shell casings at the scene. 

She said witnesses said the shots were fired by the driver of a red Honda del Sol with oxidizing pink paint who sped from the scene, first going west on Russell Street and then going south on Stanton Street. 

Kusmiss said a man had been walking on the sidewalk near the shooting scene but it's unclear if he was the intended target of the shooting. 

She said no arrests have been made in the shooting deaths of Davis and Parker and no motive has been established. 

Kusmiss said Davis had been well-known to Berkeley police since he was a juvenile but she didn't elaborate.