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Man Shot and Killed in Northwest Berkeley Last Night

By Hannah Albarazi (BCN)
Friday August 02, 2013 - 08:50:00 AM

A 24-year-old man was fatally shot in Northwest Berkeley Thursday night, according to police. 

Officers responded to reports of shots fired and a victim down in the 1800 block of San Pablo Avenue, near the Albatross Pub, at 9:18 p.m., police said. 

Upon arrival, officers discovered the victim suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased, police said.  

Police are withholding the victim's name pending notification of his family.  

Homicide detectives are canvassing the area for information and interviewing witnesses. 

The shooting remains under investigation, police said. 

Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to call Berkeley police at (510) 981-5741 or (510) 981-5900. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call the Bay Area Crimes Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.