New: BPD Says Two Berkeley Shooting Incidents Unrelated

ScottMorris/DanMcMenamin (BCN)
Wednesday March 16, 2016 - 12:59:00 PM

Mar Two shootings in Berkeley late Tuesday morning and early this morning that critically injured three people are not believed to be related, a police sergeant said today. 

Police searched a west Berkeley neighborhood for about eight hours on Tuesday but were unable to locate the suspect in a shooting near the corner of San Pablo Avenue and Delaware Street at about 11:30 a.m., police Sgt. Andrew Frankel said today. 

They called off the search of several blocks between Ninth and Tenth streets and Virginia Street and Hearst Avenue at about 7:30 p.m., Frankel said. A 28-year-old man was critically injured in the shooting.  

Then at about 1 a.m., a man and woman were shot in the in the area of Prince and Tremont streets, located near the Ashby BART station. 

Officers arrived and found the two victims, who were taken to a hospital in critical condition, Frankel said. 

He said the shooting does not appear to be random. No suspect information was immediately available in connection with this morning's shooting, he said.