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Police Seek Help in Berkeley Gunshot Case

By Bay City News
Wednesday July 13, 2011 - 12:34:00 PM

Police are asking for the public's help in finding a man who fired shots at a passing SUV outside a Berkeley liquor store on Friday afternoon. 

The shooting occurred near Stanford Liquors in the 3400 block of King Street at about 2:25 p.m. 

A group of men was in the parking lot of the liquor store when a black SUV headed west on Stanford Avenue turned north onto King Street. One of the men in the parking lot pulled out a semi-automatic pistol and shot at the SUV.  

Several bullets struck the SUV, but police are not aware of anyone who was hit by the gunfire. 

The shooter was described as a black man in his 20s with long dreadlocks. He was wearing a black and red Cincinnati Reds baseball cap, a black T-shirt and black jeans. 

The suspect and two other men drove away in a white four-door sedan similar to a Hyundai Sonata. A white two-door 1990s Acura Integra followed the car and is believed to be linked to the shooter. 

The suspect was last seen driving west on Stanford Avenue, police said. 

Police are asking anyone with information to call police at (510) 981-5900 or the anonymous tip line at (800) 222-8477 and mention case No. 2011-37739. 

"Any information may be critical to solving this crime," police spokeswoman Sgt. Mary Kusmiss said. "Sometimes the smallest or seemingly insignificant detail can be the key to arresting the suspect or suspects in a crime."