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Two Men Injured in Berkeley Shooting

By Jeff Shuttleworth (BCN)
Friday December 23, 2011 - 10:19:00 PM

Two men were hospitalized with gunshot wounds after being shot near the intersection of Sacramento and Woolsey streets in Berkeley around 12:40 p.m. today, according to police. 

Berkeley police Lt. Andrew Greenwood said police received several calls at about 12:41 p.m. from residents in that area reporting that shots had been fired. 

But when police arrived at the scene three minutes later they didn't find any victims or suspects, Greenwood said. 

A local hospital notified police a short time later that two male victims had been dropped off there suffering from gunshot wounds, he said. 

Witnesses at the scene said the suspect or suspects fled up Woolsey Street so police did a house-by-house search of a two-block area but didn't find anyone, Greenwood said. 

Police closed Sacramento Street south of Ashby Avenue after the shooting so they could investigate the crime scene and that section was scheduled to re-open at 6 p.m. at the earliest, he said. 

Greenwood said he doesn't have information on the victims' current condition.