Fatal Shooting Last Night Near Berkeley Marina

Dan McMenamin (BCN)
Wednesday October 29, 2014 - 11:18:00 AM

East Bay Regional Park District police are investigating a fatal shooting on Tuesday night near the Berkeley Marina. 

Berkeley police initially responded around 8 p.m. Tuesday to a disturbance in the area of the Sea Breeze Market and Deli at 598 University Ave. near the entrance of the McLaughlin Eastshore State Park. 

EBRPD police officers also responded and found a male victim on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene, park police said. 

Witnesses in the area reported hearing multiple gunshots, seeing two suspects running north along the frontage road and then seeing a vehicle fleeing in the opposite direction, according to police. 

Authorities searched the area by ground and air but did not find any suspects. Numerous spent shell casings and a handgun were found at the scene, police said. 

EBRPD police are handling the investigation into the fatal shooting and are working with the Alameda County coroner's bureau to identify the victim. 

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the department's investigations unit at (510) 690-6549 or police dispatch at (510) 881-1833.