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Police Investigating Triple Shooting in Berkeley



    No Arrests in Berkeley Triple Shooting of Teen

    No arrests had been made Wednesday morning following a triple-shooting of teens in Berkeley. Stephanie Chuang reports. (Published Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016)

    Three young men have been hospitalized after a shooting in Berkeley late Tuesday, police said, and by Wednesday morning, no arrests had been made.

    The shooting was reported around 7:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Parker Street, near San Pablo Avenue, according to police.

    Berkeley Police spokeswoman Jennifer Coats said the victims were sitting in a car when someone walked up to them and opened fire.

    "We don't believe it was a random act, but we're not specific if it was a drive-by or somebody walked up and actually shot into the vehicle," Coats said.

    People who live and work in the area said they heard rapid gunfire, with some neighbors ducking for cover.

    Two of the victims, who are 18 and 16 years old, were taken to the hospital in critical condition. The other victim, who is 19 years old, suffered non life-threatening injures.

    Coats said it was unclear if the victims also lived on the street of where the shooting occurred.

    Police are investigating a motive and are looking into the possibility of another shooting.

    "We will certainly look at and see if there is any gang ties to this," Coats said. "That's some of the things investigators will look at and try to answer -- to see if our victims or suspects may be related to that."

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