Flash: Delaware Street Closed After Homicide in Berkeley

By Sasha Lekach (BCN)and Planet
Monday February 04, 2013 - 04:34:00 PM

UPDATE: According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the victim has been identified as Zontee Jones of Berkeley. 

A male victim who was found shot on a Berkeley street this morning died at the hospital, a police spokeswoman said.

Police received reports of shots fired around 11:10 a.m. and responded to Delaware Street just west of San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley police spokeswoman Jennifer Coats said.

Arriving officers found a male victim down on the street. Medical personnel took him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, Coats said.

Witnesses said a group of people was seen running away from the scene, but no other suspect information was immediately available, she said.

Delaware Street remains closed through the afternoon between San Pablo Avenue and Tenth Street as police investigate the fatal shooting, Coats said.