Flash: Another Shooting in South Berkeley

By Dan McMenamin (BCN)and Planet
Saturday October 30, 2010 - 04:32:00 PM

A teenager suffered life-threatening injuries in a shooting this afternoon at an apartment complex in south Berkeley, a police spokeswoman said. 

The shooting was reported at 3:26 p.m. in the 1500 block of Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley police Sgt. Mary Kusmiss said. 

Officers responded and found the victim in an apartment, Kusmiss said. He was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, she said. 

Investigators were looking this afternoon for another possible crime scene connected to the shooting besides the apartment, Kusmiss said. 

No arrests have been made and no suspect information was available as of 4 p.m. today, she said. 

Later Sgt. Kusmiss said that the shooting was not random, but police released no further information. 

A report on a the Berkeleyside blog said that neighbors and family members said the victim was a teenager and that he had been shot by a friend who is a Berkeley High student, possibly by accident, but police did not confirm this account. 

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