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Man Fatally Shot in Berkeley; Suspect At-Large: Police

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    A man was fatally shot in Berkeley on Thursday night, and the shooter is at large, according to the Berkeley Police Department. Cheryl Hurd reports. (Published Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016)

    A man was fatally shot in Berkeley on Thursday night, and the shooter is at large, according to the Berkeley Police Department.

    The shooting occurred around 7:30 p.m. at Fairview and Harper streets. Officers responded to reports of multiple gunshots in the area, police said.

    The suspect, described as an adult male, walked up to a group of people and opened fire, hitting one person, police said. The man then fled the scene.

    The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police said it appears he was targeted.

    People in the area reported hearing seven or eight gunshots. One woman said the victim lived in the neighborhood and was 19 years old, but police did not confirm his age or residence.

    Police continued to work the active crime scene late Thursday, shutting down a perimeter in the 1800 block of Fairview between Adeline and Ellis streets. Harper Street between Woolsey and Fairview streets also was closed while officers investigated.

    Anyone with information about the shooting should contact the Berkeley Police Department Homicide Detail at 510-981-5741 or the 24-hour non-emergency number of 510-981-5900. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crimes Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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